6 Top Salad Ingredients

6 Top Salad Ingredients

How do you make the perfect salad?
Let’s break down a fool-proof formula for the best possible salad each and every time.

Anytime is the perfect time to enjoy a leafy green salad.

Include a shake a day and a daily salad and you are well on your way to great health!

Salad Ingredients

Let’s talk ingredients.  A great salad to promote optimal heath should not contain hard-to-digest cheeses, meats, and heavy dressing.  Raw vegetables are they key!  They provide a rainbow of micronutrients and fibre to help aid digestion and energize  your body.

Eating a balanced salad means eating beneficial fats, high quality protein and low glycemic carbohydrates.  All of this will also help curb cravings.

When creating a salad, get creative.  A salad can be a substantial meal providing fullness and energy to help you through the day.

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  — Miles Kingston

How to Pick the Best Salad Ingredients

Leafy Greens

The base of an amazing salad is dark, leafy greens.  You can choose from kale, spinach, romaine lettuce to name a few.   Mix them up and discover your favourites.

Raw Vegetables

Toss in some veggies.  Chop up some zucchini, cucumbers, celery and carrots.  Consider adding in some baked root veggies too, such as beets, sweet potatoes, or parsnip.  They are great source of low glycemic carbohydrates.

Protein and Fats

Protein and healthy fats create a feeling of fullness.  Choose from eggs, avocado, seafood, grilled chicken, quinoa, chia seeds, lentils or chickpeas.

Fruit

Why not add some berries, choose a low-glycemic fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or a green apple (cut it up into cubes or sliced).

Crunchy Goodness

I love a good crunch in my salad.  Nuts are great.  Choose dry roasted or lightly toasted nuts and seeds.

Dressing

I keep it simple and light.  Olive oil, splash of apple cider vinegar and some sea salt to taste.

What are you favourite combinations?  Have you tried adding fruit or nuts?

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