5 Healthy Salad Recipes

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One of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, salads also tend to be healthy and filling due to their high vegetable and fruit content. While there is no such thing as a “right” way of making a salad, some of the recipes currently found on the market tend to go a bit overboard with their ingredients. The ideal salad should be tasty and easy-to-prepare, but also lean and low on calories, just like the following examples:ID-100165412

  1. Fiesta bowl salad

A salad fit for any party, the fiesta bowl is a great source of dietary fiber and folate. Start by combining a quarter cup of properly rinsed and drained black beans with some chopped avocado, canned corn and a few cherry tomatoes. Then add in the juice from half a lime and some salt. Best served on top of two cups romaine.

  1. Pesto pizza salad

For people who want to infuse their salads with the look and feel of Italy’s most famous dish, the pesto pizza salad is a great overall choice. Its preparation begins by spreading two teaspoons of pesto onto a whole-grain pita and then broiling it to perfection. Afterwards toss in one cup and a half of arugula, a quarter cup chopped tomatoes, one tablespoon of pine nuts and a quarter cup white beans. Top it all off with a tablespoon of olive oil, some fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper according to individual taste.

  1. Curried quinoa salad with alfafa sprouts

Quinoa enjoys a great rep for being one of the world’s top superfoods nowadays, and for good reason. It’s a high protein plant with no gluten that contains all nine essential amino acids. Enjoy its particular taste in this easy-to-prepare salad with an oriental flavor. Simply add a quarter cup of quinoa and half a tablespoon of curry powder in half cup of boiled water after you’ve removed it from heat. Let it stand for 10 minutes and then add some shredded carrots, some alfalfa sprouts and a quarter cup chickpeas. You can find the best alfalfa sprouts by scouring the Internet for reliable fruit and veggie shops in your area

  1. PB&G salad

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, but you’ll also find many dietary minerals like magnesium and zinc in it. This salad combines its hearty goodness with fresh green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and romaine lettuce. Simply whisk together a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and half a tablespoon of warm water until the mix becomes smooth. Then toss them together with two cups of mixed greens and two tablespoons of raisins.

  1. Tropical toss salad

Finally, for people with a sweet tooth, fruit salads are an excellent way to get some valuable nutrients in while also enjoying a truly delicious dessert. This particular salad requires half a grapefruit, half an orange and quarter cup sliced pineapple. Simply mix them all into a bowl and pour some honey on top for an absolutely mouth-watering treat that’s easy on the body as well.

Of course, these five aforementioned salads are just of inkling of all the wondrous recipes you can find online these days. As always, remember to be discriminating when it comes to your diet, and you’ll reap all the rewards of a healthy body and mind.

 

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