Easy Nutritious Lunches- Salads

I’ve been on quite a salad roll for lunches lately! I used to think that salads alone were unsatisfying and would leave me hungry in a hour or so.  That is until I learned the right stuff to put in a salad! I love eating a big plate of veggies topped with other nutritious add ons! Very filling, satisfying, healthy and delicious!

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Here is the salad I had today for lunch: Romaine lettuce, cucumber, radishes, spinach, carrots, seaweed tofu, and quinoa. I dressed it with my favourite homemade salad dressing, which I will post later with recipe!  I love salads! So simple, quick to throw together and so versatile….and scrumptious!

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Salad in a jar… genius! A great way to take your salad on the go.

This salad consisted of: Black beans, sunflower seeds, broccoli, homemade lime coleslaw (cabbage, rasins, carrots, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper), spinach, sweet onion sprouts, and hummus. I find that hummus provides a pretty good dressing! I also added a splash of apple cider vinegar. It is best to put dressing at the bottom along with beans and nuts. Keep the greens near the top to avoid becoming soggy.

Eat up!

Endless Options Smoothie

 

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I absolutely love vegetables but I know some people cringe when they hear the word broccoli or kale.  I want to make it known that putting vegetables along with fruit into your smoothie is a GREAT way to get your veggies in!   I’ve been making myself a smoothie every morning and I feel fabulous because of it! It is a great way to start the day.

Today I made a ginger berry smoothie. Lately I’ve been using ginger in lots of things and I love it! If you like ginger I suggest it in your smoothies…it tastes like a vacation to the Caribbean.

I know some might think that the veggies are over board but your taste buds develop a love for them! And in this case, they are blended with all the fruit to create a fresh delicious flavour!

So the above photo is the ingredients I used this morning.

Ingredients

  • Mixed berries
  • flax seed, Tbsp or so.
  • broccoli
  • carrot
  • celery
  • spinach
  • banana
  • ginger, about a tsp. size
  • orange
  • Liquid of choice- today I used almond milk and I usually use about one cup but it varies depending on my desired thickness.
  • Protein powder (Optional) – I like to add some protein powder into my smoothies if I am using almond milk because it is lacking in the protein department!

You can pretty much throw what ever you have into it! I love using beets, kale, apples, cucumbers, cinnamon, cooked pumpkin, cocoa powder, coconut…you get the point, anything goes!

Mix it up and have FUN with it!

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Enjoy your lovely day!