I am called the "Salad Queen", not that I'm bragging. Salads are wonderful for you, taste delicious, and really can fill you up! They are also a way for you to use anything you already have on hand, and will cost you nothing by the end of it. For a fantastic salad, you need: A light dressing. Just a little bit. Make your own or buy one. (and remember, a lot of dressing doesn't always mean a lot of flavour!)
A leafy green. I personally love kale or baby spinach. Feel free to mix them both, buy a spring mix, or just do a simple romaine! I think that salads are all about maximizing flavour and healthy essentials.
Fruits and veggies. I am a BIG believer in putting fruit in my salad. It adds such a great dimension. Try adding sliced apple, pear, or even berries!
Nuts, seeds, dried fruits. Any type of nuts, seeds, or dried fruits like cranberries, raisins, or apricots. I like walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, and pepitas. Experiment and put what you like. Try to get raw nuts for greater benefits!
Anything else. I personally love cheese so I always add it to my salad. Just a little bit goes a long way. Goat cheese, brie, mozzarella, you name it, it's been in there. Also, if you need a carb, add croutons, or a slice of bread.
This salad I made today had baby kale, sliced pear, almonds, soya nuts, flax seeds, pepitas, golden raisins, brie, and a lemon poppyseed dressing! So satisfying and delicious! Get creative with your salad, and enjoy! What are your thoughts on salad?