Happy Monday friends!
Time to start a new week – a new start, a new focus.
My focus is to get back on track with my eats and workouts! What is your focus this week?
I thought today I would share more of how Lori and I enjoy our salads, as we eat them a lot. I know people have said, “how can you eat a salad everyday?” “Don’t you get bored with them?”
Before I begin I want to mention that I have always loved salads. For me, I have no problem having a salad everyday. I do not eat salads because “they are healthy” or whatever, I honestly love them. Salads tend to get a lot of bad rap due to they can be boring or can actually add on the pounds.
Well hopefully I can show you that salads do not have to be boring, nor add unwanted pounds.
It is all in how you build your salad
There are so many combinations you can do with a salad that being bored is rarely a factor. I have gone through periods where salads do not always agree with me, but I love them too much not to have them daily.
There are NO rules when it comes to eating salads. You do not always need a dressing – avocados do just fine.
Here are some of Lori and I’s favorite ways to enjoy salads. We enjoy salads as a meal with all the fun toppings!!
Enjoy different roasted, steamed, and/or raw veggies. Cutting them and preparing the vegetables differently every time helps gives us variety in flavor and texture.
Sauerkraut or fermented veggies, even pickles are great additions to salads for us.
We love having squash or sweet potatoes too! Coconut meat is another fun addition.
Zucchini pasta is a must for Lori, she loves it on her salads. Raw lasagna and kelp noodles are more favorites.
Another great salad toppers for us are - dulse, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, and nutritional yeast.
We love to use a mix of lettuces too! Romaine, mixed greens, arugula, kale, chard, etc
And for our salad dressing we usually do tahini with lemon or apple cider vinegar, avocados are great too, or even making vegetable dressing, creamy sauces, also salsa verde makes a great dressing.
Other great toppings: lentils, burgers, garbanzo beans, socca, nuts or seeds, and really anything else we think can of.
We love to have fun with our salads!
Some people love salads and some people hate salads. I am happy and proud to say I love them, and Lori does too!
Maybe we are salad snobs…one reason we both do not always enjoy salads at restaurants, never are up to par
Twins Question: What are the must haves on your salad? Do you like salads? What is your favorite salad dressing? Do like salads as meals? Or do you have them as part of your meal?
now need to go focus on my workout
till next time,
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