Adding a healthy salad to your regular meal or a special diet increases the yum factor by many a mile! Few things look so good and taste so delicious along with your meal than a mouth-watering salad. While you can add any food to a salad some toppings are more nutritious than others. We mean toppings like nuts & seeds, fresh fruits, roasted vegetables, fresh herbs, avocados, olives, hard-boiled eggs, soft cheeses, and pomegranate arils. These toppings sound so lip-smacking; imagine how much value they will add to your meals!
An Abundance of Choices
Nuts & seeds namely walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, chia seeds, and peanuts are high in nutrients and contain several vitamins and minerals, fiber, and proteins which are very healthy for you.
Adding fresh fruits to your salad like cherries, berries, oranges, and apples make the salad divine and reduce the risk to your heart health by almost 10%. Roasted vegetables are another kind of toppings that you can add to your salad. They add different textures and flavors to your salad and make digestion easy and contain several nutrients. Roast them in olive oil to bring out their taste.
Try adding fresh herbs to your salad. Your nearby grocer always stocks fresh herbs like parsley, basil, rosemary, cilantro, sage, and mint which you can pick-up anytime. They add flavor and also contain nutrients that fight diseases like cancer and also inflammation.
Avocados go well with your salad as they are packed with nutrients like fiber, monounsaturated fat, folate, potassium, and vitamin C and K which improve your heart health and promote healthy aging.
Say hi to olives as they are packed with healthy fats like monounsaturated fat which reduces the risk of heart disease and also lower cholesterol levels. Just make sure that you don’t add too much salt as olives are cured in brine.
Hard-boiled eggs are also good news for you as they contain protein, minerals, and over 15 vitamins which help your body function and make you feel full. They are also low in calories.
Say cheese! We mean soft cheeses like feta, mozzarella, goat, ricotta, burrata, and bleu that give a creamy flavor to your salad. They are rich sources of protein, calcium, and several other macronutrients that are very good for you.
Use the wonder fruit pomegranate for your salad toppings. Sprinkle the pomegranate arils over your salad as they are rich in compounds like anthocyanins that possess antioxidant capabilities.
Make Everyone Go Wow!
All these are healthy foods that you can add to your salad as toppings and delight your family and friends. Just when they think the best is over surprise them with your mouth-watering salad!