5 tips to build the right salad!

by Greco Roots

Now is the right time to learn how to make tasty, nutritious, and low in calories salads. However, you do not have to worry, we do not mean just lettuce and cabbage. The secret is to create something yummy and low in calories, too. And, do not forget that a “smart” salad can be a really filling meal, lunch or dinner. So, follow our tips and select the ingredients of your liking. The point is, not to believe that you follow a diet programme.

We reveal our secrets for a delicious and nutritious salad. Are you ready to take notes?

  1. Do not use just one vegetable
    It is commonly known that salads are low in calories, while high in vitamins, minerals, and fibers. However, you do not have to stuck only to one vegetable. Try two or more vegetables, so you can combine a variety of vitamins and antioxidants. Each vegetable has a different nutritional value and that is essential for our lives. The number of fibers will help you fill up. At the same time, you can create a colourful plate that will be more attractive to you.
  2. Add protein
    Apart from the most commonly used protein in salads, which is definitely chicken, you can use eggs, tuna, cottage, or mushrooms. Of course, you can use legumes. Beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas are some of your options. This kind of salad definitely can be considered as a lunch meal due to the plethora of fibers and proteins legumes contain.
  3. Make a healthy dressing
    Make a variety of dressings by using some simple ingredients, such as mustard, honey, vinegar, yogurt, paprika, oregano, olive oil, garlic, avocado, lemon. Avoid high in fats ingredients.
  4. Add a fruit
    Have you ever tried a salad made of cherry tomato, feta cheese, mint, and watermelon? Rocket, spinach, and fig? If not, just try it! Apple, pear, plum, watermelon, fig, pomegranate are some options. Fruits contain fibers, minerals, and vitamins, while they add a sweet kick to your dish. As you increase the consumption of fiber, you fill up.
  5. Add leftovers
    Consider food waste! Use your leftovers in your salad and save cooking time, while learning not to throw away food.


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