Foods That Make Your Salads More Delicious
By Genevieve Cunningham
Salads make an excellent addition to any healthy diet. But let’s not pretend that salads can’t get a little boring after a while. For most of us, a homemade salad tends to look the same. We may use the same old ingredients, but change up the dressing or the other toppings. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can eventually lead to us quitting salads completely. Instead of taking this route, take a look at these foods that can be added to any salad to make it more interesting and delicious.
Pineapple makes a delicious addition to any salad. It gives it a little crunch, a little sweetness, and can make it feel like a completely different meal. And pineapple still packs a healthy punch. Though it will add a few calories and some natural sugars to your meal, it also packs a powerful Vitamin C punch, which can help to boost your immune system. Buy it fresh or buy it in a can, either way will add a little healthy flavor to your boring old salad.
Many people add baby spinach to their salads when they want a little spice. Spinach is not necessarily spicy, but it has a very distinct flavor that some describe as a hint of spicy. It also adds texture, as baby spinach is similar to lettuce, but slightly different in texture. This food also brings plenty of Vitamin C to your menu, as well as fiber, Vitamin A, and even calcium.
This health food first made waves as an alternative to rice, but it also goes nicely in a salad. Quinoa will add texture as well as a blast of protein to your salad. So how do you use it? You simply mix it into your normal salad and enjoy. Quinoa may also be good with a wide variety of greens, mandarin oranges, and a range of veggies including carrots, radishes, and tomatoes.
Salad doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. Though they may seem like a diet food or a food that is only used in weight loss, they can be a delicious addition to any menu. With some quick and easy additions to the salad, it can be even healthier and certainly more delicious. Give these options a try to spice up your salads and to create a menu that anyone would enjoy.
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