– Serves 2
By Pam Durant
The Diapoint Best Salad Ever!
Do you ever have that “I’m not sure what I want to eat, but I know I should eat something healthy” feeling? I think it’s safe to say that we all do.
And we think it’s safe to say that many people think it’s difficult to eat healthy, but that’s not really true. Salads are considered healthy, yet they are not always really that inspiring.
So if you would like to start eating healthier, the first thing we insist that you do is stock your refrigerator with healthy foods that you like. Don’t force yourself to eat something just because it’s the latest superfood of the season. Eat what you enjoy and what makes you feel good.
The Best Salad is Full of Your Favorite Foods
Our latest recipe is from our Managing Director Pam Durant. She loves a good salad, but this one was so much more meaningful because it has a little bit of all her favorite foods. She also hates to throw away food, or waste food, so it felt like an accomplishment that this used up all the left overs from her fridge that needed to be finished that day. She never expected it to look this appetizing.
Best Salad Recipe:
- 1/4 cup quinoa (left over from breakfast from the day before)
- 1/2 cup roasted broccoli (that did not get eaten the night before)
- 1/2 green bell pepper (that was not used)
- 1 small yellow pepper
- 1/8 cup of pomegranate seeds (Pam’s favorite fruit and it is always around when in season. Rarely are there leftovers)
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 1 very small cube of helim cheese (This was too small of a cube to really make anything, so Pam cut it down. If you need a measurement, it’s about 10 grams or so)
- 1 green onion (because it is always difficult to use all in a bunch)
- Several fresh herbs (that would have gone bad soon, including basil and parsley)
- 1 Tbsp slivered almonds (to give it crunchy texture)
For dressing, we always suggest olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. We like the thick balsamic. Avoid the pre-made salad dressings if you can. They are often full of fat, calories and additives that you just don’t need. You can easily make your own at home.
You can use verywellfit to calculate the carbs and nutritional value in your salad. We have done it for these ingredients here. As you can see, it is low in calories and carbs. As it is full of fiber and nutrients, a salad like this will keep you full for a long time.
Eat healthy foods that you enjoy and what makes you feel good – these really are the secrets to making the best salad ever.
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