If you are someone who eats salad every day for lunch, then you are probably health conscious. So, you are also likely aware that you need to have protein and healthy fats in your salad. It's not enough to have a big green salad or even one with fruits alongside the veggies. It's important that you also have a good source of protein and fat. These are vital for providing you energy as well as helping to maintain muscle mass. So, if you're looking for ways to energize your salad and make it more impressive, here are a few ways you can do it:
Nuts: Pecans, Walnuts, Pistachios
A great source of both healthy fat and protein are nuts. Nuts are a fantastic source of omega fatty acids, and have been shown to have numerous health benefits. The only "nut" you should avoid are peanuts, since they don't have as many health benefits, and in fact are an allergen for many people. The best nuts to choose include pecans, walnuts, and pistachios. You can get them in large quantities from an online seller. This will be much cheaper than buying them in a store in small packages. Almonds are very good, but they can be hard, so if you do want to get almonds, try and make sure you are getting slivered almonds.
Pecans and walnuts are both soft, and you won't have to worry about breaking your teeth, and they are also large enough so that you can eat them with a fork. Pistachios are a bit too small and you might have difficulty eating them with the fork.
Avocados and Olive Oil
Fat is good for you, as long as it's healthy fat. Your body needs fat to function. However, you don't want to fill your salad with soybean oil, or cheese. If you're health conscious, then you should look to healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil. The avocados can be thinly sliced and you can add pink sea salt, and then lay them atop your salad. Finally, you can add a sprinkling of olive oil to the salad. If you want to cut the fat with something a buit sharp, then you can add some apple cider vinegar. This is a great alternative to some of the store brought salad dressings that contain sugars, or are else made with unhealthy oils such as soybean or vegetable oil.
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20 September 2017
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