The best salad recipes to give your health a kickstart and help fuel your day!
A salad a day keeps the doctor away. What you’ve never heard this? Ok, well it’s because I just made it up. BUT, I do think it is true. Salads can be full of healthy, nutrient-dense goodies that can do things like lower your risk for certain cancers, aid your digestions, help your skin and so much more. I try to eat a salad for lunch at least once, if not more, per week.
I know that having a salad can sound really boring, but I’m here to tell you that it is not! There are plenty of delicious recipes that will provide you with the variety you are seeking. Here is a round-up of the BEST salad recipes!
Click on the title of each salad to link to the full recipe.
This mouthwatering watermelon salad is a tasty lunch treat. A mix of protein, fruits and veggies–you couldn’t ask for a better combo! Watermelon has vitamins A, B6 and C as well as lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
You can tell I’m a fan of fruit in my salad! This one packs a punch with chicken, nuts and raspberries. The blue cheese toasts on the side are a decadent indulgence, totally deserved after this salad. Raspberries clock in with a high dose of antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin, gallic acid and ellagic acid. These properties help you fight cancer, age-decline, heart and circulatory disease and assist in anti-inflammation.
There are veggie salads coming, I promise! Blueberries, plums, nuts and a bit of cheese make this salad an all-around hit! Blueberries are another fruit high in antioxidants as well as fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C and vitamin B6. While plums help the absorption of iron in your diet!
There is something about this salad that sounds so decadent! Figs may sound like a fancy shmancy fruit but they pack in a good deal of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine.
This salad even sounds healthy! The Mediterranean Diet has been hailed as a gold-standard diet while we know quinoa is a nutritional superfood! Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is also considered a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids! Plus, veggies! Yay! This salad has a ton of yummy and healthy veggies.
Hit the farmer’s market for this salad! Lots of delicious and colorful veggies to fill your plate, plus a homemade dressing to boot! The key ingredient here are the radishes which contain folate, fiber, riboflavin and potassium.