Whether it’s losing fat or enjoying a low calorie food, nothing beats a nice salad. Salads not only provide us with the required fiber, but also give our body’s tasty calorie. While salads are full of nutrition they do not excite us since they can leave us hungry within a short while.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. A recent study found that those who eat a lot of salad have high levels of a certain type of antioxidants. It’s, therefore, very important to eat salads. Here are the top 3 healthy salad recipes.
Easy Five Ingredient Caesar Salad
This traditional Caesar salad is loaded with calories and saturated fat. Using only healthy fiber, fats, and plant proteins, it’s been among the best vegan intake. To make it tastier, you can add or swap proteins of your choice.
- 1/2 avocado
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup chickpeas (2 hard boiled eggs)
- garlic, optional
- 2-3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- apple cider vinegar, optional
Chop romaine lettuce and put it in chopping bowl. In a food processor or blender, mix hemp seeds, avocado, and some nutritional yeast. You can also add apple cider vinegar and blend together until they become creamy and thick.
Pour dressing, mix and top it up with chickpeas. If you want to add some protein you can try out grilled chicken.
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Orange and Asparagus Salad
If you not yet to try orange and asparagus salad, it’s one of the best healthy salads that you can try out.
- 2 boiled eggs, cut in chunks
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp sugar or honey
- Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 bunches asparagus cooked
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- Citrus Dressing
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped chives or chervil
- 2 Tbsp orange juice
- Handful baby spinach leaves
- 5 pieces prosciutto, cooked until crispy
To make the citrus dressing, mix lemon, orange juice, oil, mustard, vinegar and sugar in a small jar. Place the asparagus, prosciutto, avocado, eggs chives, orange and spinach in large bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix well. Grind over fresh pepper and serve.
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Light Cobb Salad
Since the Cobb salad is full of goodies, it’s a nice salad to try out when you are looking for something tasty. Although they add a good amount of calories you can always add some dressing to ensure that you enjoy.
- 2-3 cups spinach
- apple cider vinegar
- 2 hard boiled egg whites
- 1 whole hard boiled egg
- fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/4-1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/4-1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Peel hard boiled eggs and slice them into rounds. To get the white portion, ensure that you remove the yolk center. Arrange the salad ingredients in sections with vegetables on top of spinach.
If you like, you can mix them together. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together with a fork and then pour the salad and serve.
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Well, those are the top three healthy salads. If you plan to leave your salad in the fridge, you need to occasionally mix it to keep it fresh and nice.