Updated: Mar 15
Are you someone who wants to nourish their body with healthy salads, but wondering how to make salad taste better? Don’t give up your journey to healthy eating!
Eating healthy is fuel for your mind and body. Wholesome foods can help improve mood and improve your self-image. We firmly believe that eating healthy is important to live your best life. You need essential vitamins and minerals to sleep well, maintain an active lifestyle and to be able to focus on day-to-day activities.
Eat foods that make you feel good and that give you sustaining energy. Goals are more achievable when you think about what you can eat, rather than what you “can’t eat.” Give yourself permission to set goals around incorporating healthier foods into your life, and as you make small changes, your body will follow naturally. Read on to learn how to make salad taste better!
1. Lemon and dill salad
This lemon and dill salad is packed with Iron, folate and vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, and calcium. For the heart of the salad combine 8-10 cups of spinach, 1 cup of broccoli, ½ cup of blueberries, a large avocado and ½ cup of walnuts. Next add in 3 cups of cooked kidney beans, 1 medium tomato, 1 small chopped and cooked onion and 4 chopped celery ribs. Garnish the top with chopped cilantro, dill, and a few drops of lemon.
2. Black bean and sweet potato salad
This black bean and sweet potato will not disappoint. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin A, Vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. Sweet potatoes are important in reducing inflammation, which is especially useful for those that have ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease. For this sweet potato salad, peel and cut 4 large potatoes into cubes. Add 2 cans of black beans that have been rinsed and drained. Add a yellow bell pepper and a small red onion. Finally, add some chopped celery, cilantro and toasted pecans to your preference.
3. Colorful Cabbage salad
Purple cabbage is a vegetable that more people should add into their diet. This superfood vegetable is loaded with antioxidants! A colorful cabbage salad goes great with sourdough bread and a homemade olive oil spread. To start cut up a purple head of cabbage and a green head of cabbage. Then add grated carrots, red pepper slices, sliced baby tomatoes, and cilantro. Use a dressing of your choice.
4. Arugula Potato salad
Have you ever tried Arugula? Arugula is the perfect switch up to spinach and lettuce. Arugula has a lot of the same health benefits as spinach does and is known to help prevent some cancers. Cook and cube 2 pounds of red potatoes in butter. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Mix the potatoes in with 3 cups of arugula and a handful of spinach and lettuce. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, toasted almonds, and sliced boiled eggs.
5. Cranberry, Feta and walnut salad
This cranberry, feta and walnut salad will convert you into being the regular salad eater. Walnuts are full of Omega-3s, which are believed to help combat anxiety and depression. For this salad, simply add cranberry, feta and cooked walnuts to your favorite mix of greens! Vinaigrettes typically pair well for this combination.
What types of salad toppings sound best to you? Let us know in the comments below! Often, we turn to sugars and processed foods when we are having a bad day. Read our article ‘Practical Ways to Deal with Bad Days’ for tips on staying healthy when times are tough. Located in Colorado, Aspen Ketamine Clinic is dedicated to improving lives. If you find that you need help getting back on track, please get in touch today!