Feeling hungry one hour after having a salad?
Feeling hungry one hour after having a salad? Then you are making your salad wrong. Main course salads are much more than a cooked egg, iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and basic vinaigrette. Salads are a great way to pack in plenty of produce, load on lots of flavor and feel seriously full once you’re finished if made properly. Follow these tips to make sure your salad keeps you satisfied till your next scheduled meal/snack:⠀
1.The base: choose your favorite green. Think of romaine, spinach or arugula.⠀
2. Add a protein source such as chicken, cooked eggs, beans, shrimps.⠀
3. Choose your favorite vegetables such like cucumber, tomato (although both are scientifically speaking a fruit), peppers, broccoli, chicory, carrots, onion, corn. You can even add fruit if your digestion can handle the combination, think of mango, apple, red fruit!⠀
4.Time for the fatty toppings! Add some nuts, seeds, olives, cheese, avocado. Including healthy fats that are rich in protein and fiber to your saladsl is a great way to get a nutritional boost and feel full at the same time. Healthy fats come in a variety of food sources that are all very easy to use as salad add-ins.⠀
5. Finish with a dressing: Olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and tahini are always good basic dressings or make your own favorite dressing.⠀
For my healthy lunch salad I applied all tips from above and came up with this salad meal filled with lean protein, healthy fats, fruit and an immensely flavorful sweet dressing!