We’ve heard it before, how eating salads can help you slim down. But gone are the days of tucking into bland and cold bowls of raw veggies – nowadays, salads are not only delish but they pack a great nutritional punch with protein and a good dose of other vitamin-packed ingredients to give you a well-rounded diet. Here are our top wholesome favourites – best of all, they can also help you slim down!
1. Chicken And Pearl Barley Salad
High in fibre and protein, this Chicken And Pearl Barley Salad makes a nutritious power-packed meal.
2. Asparagus And Wild Rice Salad
This Asparagus And Wild Rice Salad makes a nutritious superfood salad. It’s earthy and hearty, and the splash of lemon adds a fresh tartness.
3. Quinoa Salad With Broccoli & Orange
Fibre and antioxidant rich, this vibrant salad, with its delightful mix of textures, makes a wonderfully refreshing lunch.
4. Roast Pumpkin Salad With Black Quinoa
For a sustained energy boost, try this Roast Pumpkin Salad With Black Quinoa. The superfood quinoa is known to be a good weight loss ingredient due to its high fibre content.
5. Ham, Tomato & Haloumi Rice Salad
The colours on this dish pop as much as the flavours do in your mouth! Rev up your salad game with chargrilled ham and haloumi and try this recipe out!
6. Chicken, Apple And Candied Pecan Salad
Experience a burst of several flavours in this refreshing salad – be sure to use lean breast meat when preparing so you have a slimming meal.
7. Tea-Smoked Trout Salad
Try this interesting technique of cooking trout by using the smoke of sugar rice and tea. Serve with a Chinese-style fruit and vegetable salad.
8. Orange Chicken With Watercress And Grapefruit Salad
Guilty for always indulging in unhealthy lunches? Whip up a quick orange chicken with watercress and grapefruit salad to break out of your usual lunch routine.
9. Easy Couscous Salad
This gorgeous looking jeweled couscous salad is super healthy and very easy to make! Eat it as a started or own its own for lesser calories!
10. Cauliflower, Broccoli & Chicken Salad
Who says eating healthy has to be boring? Have an alfresco meal with the family and dive into this beautiful galore of colours which can also help you slim down.
11. Nordic Raw Salmon Salad
If you enjoy raw salmon, you’ll love this refreshing salad which is easy and quick to make. It’s also packed with a good dose of nutrients from the greens and vitamins from apples. Recipe by Norwegian chef and restaurateur Chef Geir Skeie.
12. Grilled Fruit Salad With Coconut Yoghurt
Enjoy a nourishing grilled fruit salad with creamy coconut yoghurt for breakfast – a fresh fruity way to start the day! This recipe is suitable for diabetics.