Multi-coloured Lunch Salads (&Tips)

Multi-coloured Lunch Salads (&Tips)

 

A delicious, multi-coloured salad is my favourite lunch. Especially, when it contains avocado. Below, a couple of salads I managed to photograph before enjoying them!

Why it is healthy to eat salad every day

  • Vegetables are a great source of dietary fibers
  • Vegetables contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene. Antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by free radicals
  • Addition of avocado, olive oil, seeds & nuts increases a ratio of healthy fats in a diet! They also help your body in absorption of the protective phytochemicals
  • Easy and tasty way to consume the big part of the daily vegetable intake. A delicious (homemade!) dressing will guarantee that you enjoy your salad!
  • It will boost your energy
  • Italian research showed that eating raw vegetables and olive oil reduced mortality among people above 60!

TIPS

  • Use as many colors in your salad as you can
  • Add small amounts of seeds and nuts (one small handful is enough!)
  • Don’t be afraid to splash some good quality olive oil there
  • I use lemon juice in each and every salad
  • If you add avocado – you don’t even need to make a dressing
  • I add legumes (beans, lentils) for additional proteins
  • Both: raw and boiled vegetables should have a place in your daily menu – it’s tasty to add boiled vegetables to your salad too
  • Boiling vegetables containing beta-carotene will increase its absorption from 2-5% to 70%!
  • My regular dressing: juice from half lemon, few spoons of olive oil, sea salt. Simple and healthy.

How to make a perfect salad dressing (source: unknown; found somewhere on net)

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Recently, I added a pineapple to my salad (featured picture) and it turned out a great additional flavor!

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