Salad generally isn’t something we search around to find new recipes for — it’s usually the same old routine, which can indeed become drab. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way!
It’s time to mix things up and make salads exciting, delicious and something you crave…and once you get creative and find your flow, this will undoubtedly be the case!
I’m sure I don’t have to convince you that salads are good for you. Salads generously provide you a healthy helping of nutrient-packed greens, nourishing raw veggies and an extra pep in your step afterwards. With so many perks all in one bowl, it’s time to re-kindle your relationship with salads and get them back on your plate.
Here are 3 tips for making delicious salads that you will crave:
One of my favorite ingredients to use in salad is fresh tomato salsa or pico de gallo. I make mine with diced tomatoes, minced onions, fresh cilantro,lemon juice, cayenne pepper and a splash of olive oil. I often use this as a replacement for salad dressing.
Are your ideas brewing already? What are you inspired to throw in your next salad? Tell me what you’re ‘cookin’ up!
I know you’ll want something special to put atop that delectable salad in your near future, so I’ve included one of my favorite easy, homemade salad dressing recipes for you below. It’s full of healthy fats and all natural ingredients. So easy and much healthier than the sugar laden bottled salad dressings made with inflammatory oils and sugar. Enjoy!
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Olive oil — 1/2 cup
Balsamic Vinegar — 1/2 cup
Dijon Mustard — 1⁄2 teaspoon
1 clove garlic, minced
Basil — 1⁄2 teaspoon
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Jennifer Castro is the owner of JAC Wellness Solutions. She is a Health Educator, Nutritionist, and Patient Advocate specializing in Women's Health & Vestibular Disorders. When she was diagnosed with an inner ear imbalance called Meniere's Disease, she knew she had no choice but to step up her game and become a detective for her own health. Coach Jenny is studying to become a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach while creating course content for health coaches and educators. She created an educational program for preschool teachers called Jump & Roll Fitness. The program provides lesson plans on how to create healthy habits for preschoolers. She also works as an Insurance Broker providing insurance solutions for small businesses, wellness, and medical practitioners. This blog is ALL about health, well-being, nutrition, lifestyle and kitchen hacks. She also tells stories of her own personal health journey. Coach Jenny loves to garden, spend time with her hubby, and loves to bake new recipes. She likes to put her own "healthy" spin on her and her hubby's favorite sweet treats.
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