Eating salad is a great way to pack lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, and fiber into your diet. But salad can be a very broad term.
Salads aren't always healthy — especially if you add processed dressing or drown your veggies in excess oil.
Salads can also have too few calories and leave you hungry. I remember days when I’d decide to "eat healthy" and just have salad for lunch — my salad would consist of romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lemon juice.
Sometimes I felt like I was hungrier than before I had eaten, which would lead to bingeing on cookies later.
Here’s my favorite seven-step formula for creating salad bowls that are flavorful, nourishing, and satisfying.
There’s no right or wrong way to make a salad. If you have any tips and tricks for creating your own salad bowls, please make sure to let the community know in the comments below.
1. Bed of leafy greens
Start with green leafy veggies as a base. Use one or any combination of: