We should all be eating more veggies, but do you know how to make them actually taste good? Here are 50 salad ideas so you never eat dull, steamed broccoli again!
Salads provide an easy way to add veggies to your diet. Of course, that’s when you forgo the impressive amounts of mayo or ranch dressing! However you like to eat it, salads offer very high levels of Vitamin C, folic acid, and vitamin E; key nutrients in a balanced diet.
Eating salad is so beneficial that a study carried out by a UCLA research team found ties between appropriate levels of key nutrients in the bloodstream, and eating one salad a day. That doesn’t seem like too much!
Of course, everything strives on proper balance. Covering your lettuce with ranch won’t really help with your macros. Nevertheless, a moderate amount of dressing can actually help you absorb key nutrients like lycopene (the red in tomatoes and peppers) as well as alpha- and beta-carotene (the good stuff in carrots). So give it a try and add some raw salads to your diet! If you’re unsure or need some inspiration to help get you started, today’s infographic is filled with yummy recipes to get your salad fix. Enjoy!