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A SALAD YOU’LL ACTUALLY CRAVE

May 20, 2014

Salad is one of my favorite meals to have for lunch and/ or dinner (and yes, sometimes even as part of my breakfast). And I’m not talking about your bland and boring house salad consisting of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and croutons… I’m talking about big salads loaded with veggies, healthy fats, protein, nuts or seeds, and any little nutritious extras that help bring your salad from bleh to delicious, filling, and crave worthy!

Below are two variations of my go- to salads:

Glorious Green Salad

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Ingredients:

2 cups spinach or kale

1/2 avocado

1/4 zucchini

4 brussel sprouts

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

sea salt (to taste)

Directions: Add mixed greens to a large bowl, chop up veggies and add to lettuce, top with nutritional yeast, hemp seeds and sea salt, and drizzle with olive oil. Mix all together and enjoy.

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups mixed greens

4 mushrooms

1 stalk steamed broccoli

1 hard-boiled, cage-free, organic egg

1/2 can wild alaskan salmon

spicy mustard

2 tsp extra- virgin olive oil

sea salt

HardYolk

Directions: 

1. Boil egg on low for 15 mins. Then throw in fridge to cool

2. Steam broccoli until slightly softened

3. Add mixed greens to a large bowl

4. Chop veggies and add to lettuce

5. Chop up egg and add to salad, along with salmon

6. Top with olive oil, mustard, and sea salt

There is so much room for flexibility and creativity when it comes to salads, so try spicing up your boring salad with healthy and delicious ingredients, so that you actually look forward to enjoying it and make it a regular go-to meal. Just aim to choose clean ingredients, load up on veggies (including raw, steamed, and roasted), incorporate healthy fats, and be careful with your choice of dressing…

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