Salad Lovin’

19 Mar

Lately we’ve been on a huge salad kick. We seriously eat a salad for a meal at least once a day, sometimes twice. We wanted to share with you some of our most recent salad combinations in hopes that you join us and try to eat at least one salad a day too!

We think a perfect salad can be made up of a few critical ingredients. These include the following:

1. fresh spinach, kale, or mixed greens
2. a protein (chicken, tofu, beans, eggs, etc.)
3. any kind of vegetables, steamed or raw

4. something with a crunch (almonds, sunflower seeds, buckwheat, lentil chips..)

If you follow our simple steps, you can make an endless amount of salads. Just personalize them to your favorites and grab the ingredients next time you hit the grocery store. Many speciality stores sell nuts in bulk that can ring up a lot cheaper than your typical grocery store’s brand. Search for what is in your local area because you never really know what you are missing out on if you do not check!

Salad #1: Spinach leaves topped with sweet potato, carrots, and pistatchio power clusters

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Salad #2: A combination of spinach and kale leaves topped with green beans, cucumbers, diced tomates, and a hummus and tuna mixture

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Salad #3: Spinach leaves topped with a homemade lentil burger, carrots, cucumber slices, sesame maple almonds, a clementime, a handful of wheat thin crackers and drizzled with warm honey

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Salad #4: Spinach leaves topped with avoacado, black beans, a sunny side up egg, a slice of Trader Joes multigrain bread, blue cheese, and drizzled with balsamic vinagrette

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Salad #5: Spinach leaves topped with a medium sweet potato, grilled chicken, freekah (whole grain rice), blue cheese, and balsamic vinagrette.

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Salad #6: Spinach leaves topped with scrambed egg beaters, red onion slices, carrot sticks, sweet potato, green onion, and drizzled with balsamic vinagrette.

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Salad #7: Spinach leaves topped with sweet potato, multigrain bread, carrot sticks, lentils, and balsamic vinagrette.

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Salad #8: Spinach leaves topped with turkey lunch meat, cucumber, carrot sticks, red peppers, and Trader Joe’s red pepper hummus.

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Salad #9: Spinach leaves topped with cucumber slices, sprouts, diced tomato, freekah, white beans, and greek yogurt.

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Salad #10: Spinach leaves topped with orange slices, multigrain bread, steamed brussel sprouts, sundried tomato meatballs, carrots, and buckwheat groats.

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Whoever said salads are boring obviously wasn’t a very creative thinker. These photos prove that salads can always be different while still healthy and fun to eat. We challenge you all to try and make a different salad combination every day this week. But first we’d love to know:

What’s your favorite salad combination? Are you planning on trying any variations of our salad combo’s?

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