Salads are often labeled as “diet foods” and that is quite frankly a bummer. Rather than simply being a boring and healthy side dish, salad should be reimagined as a delicious and satisfying main course. One way to do this is by adding flavorful and filling ingredients, such as protein-rich grilled chicken, hearty grains like quinoa or farro, and bold dressings made with fresh herbs and spices. With so many types of salads to choose from – leafy green salads, grain-based salads, fruit salads, and vegetable salads – there’s sure to be a salad that you’ll enjoy. Salads are a great way to increase your consumption of fruit and vegetables!
In the warmer months of the year, I thoroughly enjoy making fridge salads which are just salads that hold up in the fridge for several days. There are some tools that can make prepping delicious salads easier:
- Chef’s Knife
- Food Processor
Perhaps you enjoy salads but have become salad weary. Are you using a salad dressing over and over again until you are so tired of it that you don’t want salad anymore? The more dressings you have in your repertoire, the more salad (i.e. vegetables) you’ll eat! Try some of these dressings to get out of your salad rut:
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