on 26th October 2018 | Healthy lifestyle

Super salads: why they aren’t as boring as you think

Super salads

Super salads: why they aren’t as boring as you think

When you think of healthy eating, you probably think of salads for every meal, every day. Aside from the fact that eating salad all the time isn’t the way to lose weight, gain muscle or get fit, you’re probably thinking that a salad consists of the same ingredients like lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes, but you can actually include a lot more flavour and try something new.

If you’re on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ve probably seen thousands of images of delicious salads with meats, nuts, and fruit. That’s the way to make a super salad; they don’t have to be boring.

Variety

The best part about salads, other than being guilt-free, is that they can be crafted to different tastes and needs. Vegetarian? Vegan? No problem. There is no set way of creating a salad. You choose what goes in. There isn’t really a limit to what you can and can’t include in a salad. Why not add ingredients like avocado, pumpkin seeds, halloumi, or mango?

Flavour

A big problem when it comes to healthy eating is that some people think it can be a bit dull and repetitive, but that isn’t true. Compared to takeaways and junk food, healthy foods are packed with more flavours and taste. When you think about it, can you taste anything other than grease and artificial flavours when you’re eating a kebab?

Experiment

A fantastic way to experiment with different flavours and foods as well as saving money on your weekly shop is to eat seasonally. Instead of buying the same old foods all year round, why not buy fruits and vegetables that are in season? Keep the strawberries for the summer and pears for the winter.

A delicious way to mix up your salad and be even healthier is swapping out standard salad dressing for lemon juice. Not only is citrus fruit good for you, but it also adds a zesty twist to a salad.

Inspiration

If you’re stuck for ideas, why not take inspiration from our from our salads. Our delectable sweet potato and heavenly mango salad with avo smash and quinoa is a mouthwatering example of a salad that doesn’t compromise on flavour. With sweet potato for a boost of energy, quinoa to stop you from feeling hungry quickly, and avocado and mango for a tangy and sweet flavouring, this salad full of goodness.

If you prefer some meat to be added into the mix our lush supergreen brassica salad with succulent mango and lime chicken is a perfect example! Packed with super greens and autumnal seasonal vegetables, it’s a guilt-free comfort food for the winter months.

These are only a few examples of how salads don’t have to be boring. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be a challenge; there are plenty of ways to make meals that balance taste with health. If it keeps you off the snacks it can’t be bad!

Healthy eating is easy but if you don’t have the time to make a grocery list and figure out what you want to include in your salads, why not let Soulmate Food take care of the food shop for you? Whether you need breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks, we can deliver hand-crafted meals to your door so that you don’t have to miss out on healthy eating.