Throwing a salad together seems simple enough…but does simple mean boring? Salad generally isn’t something we Google to find new recipes for — it’s usually the same old routine, which can indeed become drab. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. (Whew) It’s time to mix things up and make salads exciting, delicious and something you crave…and once you get creative and find your own tasty pairings, this will undoubtedly be the case!
I certainly don’t have to convince you that salads can be good for you. Salads generously provide you a healthy helping of nutrient-packed greens, nourishing raw veggies and an extra pep in your step afterwards. With so many perks all in one bowl, it’s time to re-fresh your relationship with salads and get them back on your plate. Here are three tips for making killer salads that you will long for:
I enjoy mixed greens and spinach in my salad. Then I add whatever chopped veggies I have on hand (carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper), boiled eggs for protein, sunflower and chia seeds for crunch, along with sliced green olives and my favorite homemade recipe (below). Are you spinning ideas already? What are you inspired to toss in your next salad? Take action this week by incorporating three salads in your meal plan and preparing fresh, nutritious salads for lasting energy and glowing skin. Your body will thank you.
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
6 Tablespoons olive oil
6 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
Combine in a Mason jar, shake and store on the counter. 8 servings.
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