How to Make Your Salad Appetizing
By Genevieve Cunningham
Sometimes eating healthy feels difficult. Maybe you’ve already had baked chicken four times this week. Maybe you don’t have any healthy fish in the fridge. Maybe you’re sick and tired of the same grilled veggies. It’s times like these that going back to the basics of healthy eating can be incredibly useful. Before you became a pro at healthy eating, you probably stuck to obvious foods such as salads. When you’re stuck for a new idea, fall back on the staple and break out the lettuce. Of course, salads can be boring as well if you don’t know how to jazz them up a bit. To get you started on some of the most delicious salads ever, check out these tips for making your salad an appetizing masterpiece.
You Can’t Go Wrong With Fruit
It’s important to note that the more you add to your salad, the more calories it will have. But, adding healthy foods such as fruit can keep your calorie count low while still adding flavor. Almost any fruit works well with salad, but some common options might be pineapple, grapes, diced apples, mandarin oranges, strawberry, and sliced peaches. Choose a few that sound mouth-watering, add them on top, and enjoy.
Add Texture With Nuts
Some people get a little bored with the texture of lettuce. It’s leafy and rough. If you need a flavor pop as well as some crunch, look to adding a few nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and even pecans make wonderful additions to your favorite salad. Nuts also provide a blast of protein and a dose of omega-3 fatty acids, so you’re making your salad even healthier with one tiny addition.
Add Herbs and Spices
Whether you go for fresh herbs or the kind in a bottle, adding some spice can really change the flavor and appeal of your entire salad. If you have eggs in your salad, try sprinkling a little cayenne on them for a seriously spicy kick. A little garlic powder might be delicious on a salad with meat and cheese. Even salt and pepper can go a long way in adding just enough flavor to this staple meal. Don’t be afraid to give your spice rack a try for the best salad around.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, that’s for sure. Even when you’re eating the old classic salad, adding a few delicious toppings can make all of the difference. Give these a try and enjoy your healthy dinner tonight.