The trick is… to make each salad interesting by adding a touch of creativity. The more creative you get, the more excited you’ll be come lunch time.
Some of my favourite healthy salad add-ins:
Pepita seeds: source of protein, vitamin E, magnesium (for your muscles), and zinc (improves your complexion)
Roasted Brussel sprouts: loaded with fiber, calcium, potassium, and vitamin A. Similar to broccoli, Brussel sprouts may protect against cancer with their powerful phytochemicals.
Avocado: increases absorption of many of the minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients of the ingredients to your salad!
Coconut oil: gets hard at anything cooler than room temperature, so when you add it to a salad, it hardens up and adds great flavour to the salad!
And of course, we can’t forget the protein!
There’s the usual hard boiled eggs, ground poultry or wild game, chicken or turkey breasts, shrimp, leftover steak… oh I’ve tried it all! But sometimes a girl just needs to spice up that salad; and what better way than with some tuna cakes, am I right?
You can pack them with whatever tickles your fancy. Double the batch; heck, triple the batch, then add a couple of patties to a bowl of greens. Voila, salad in 5 seconds.
If you’re not a tuna fan, you could give these salmon cakes a try, too!