Homemade salads make filling, flavorful and wholesome meals. Mix and match the following nutrient-dense ingredients to prep tasty power salads that provide all-day energy.
• Dark Leafy Greens: These nutritional powerhouses provide essential nutrients and fiber for a healthy gut. Choose a variety of greens from spinach, kale and Swiss chard to arugula and watercress. Build beautiful salad bases with these greens or use a combination.
• Colorful Fruits & Veggies: The more color and variety in your salad, the more nutrition it provides. Choosing seasonal produce is a great way to ensure your salad has flavor and nutrient-packed ingredients.
• Healthy Proteins & Healthy Fats: Top salads with high-protein options like chicken and hard-cooked eggs, but don’t limit yourself to animal proteins. Include plant-based protein sources like chickpeas, lentils, edamame and whole grains. And don’t forget about healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds that add a more filling factor to your salad.
Build your next power salad with one of these tasty combinations!
Spring Mix + Quinoa + Avocado + Black Beans + Corn + Pepitas
Romaine + Chickpeas + Red Onion + Roasted Red Pepper + Feta Cheese
Spinach + Strawberries + Mangos + Blueberries + Pecans
Kale + Sweet Potatoes + Cauliflower + Dried Cherries + Walnuts