So I love a salad and most people do, – (i have been known to bring one to a gathering -full of both men and women and have nothing left to take home!) However I know a few people who to them, a salad is ‘a bunch of ingredients’ that animals love to eat and it is not ‘ tasty food.’ So I am here to tell you, if you think that, you are doing salads all WRONG!
In order for a salad to be worthy of gracing your plate it should be:
FULL of flavour
Most people throw a couple of tomatoes and lettuce leaves on a plate and think that is what a salad is all about, in that case I am not surprised the idea of one is so unappealing to them!
There is one ingredient that has to go into every salad you create –well really into everything you create, and that is ‘MADE WITH LOVE’ if you do not put passion in everything you do whether it be making a salad, training, working, socializing, then how can you truly enjoy those moments and live them to their full potential!
(opps slightly off track)
Back to salads!
The best way to build a salad is to start with the basics and go from there.
Choose your leaves of choice – Spinach, Kale, Leafy Greens and more- choices are endless here.
Then choose the fillers – Tomatoes (sundried, sundrenched or fresh) Peppers (which colour/s) Mushrooms (shiitake, chestnut, oyster etc) More Greens (cucumber, asparagus, beans), Beetroot and so on!
Healthy fats and Proteins (Avocado, Seeds, Nuts, Eggs, Oils, Quinoa, Chickpeas, Lentils)
Root Vegetables (Butternut, Sweet Potato, Yams, Carrots)
A salad should be full of vitality, colours, minerals, and tempting to your palate!
So what are you waiting for?
Create your own and see how adventurous you can be!
I am the Head Coach and Nutritional Specialist at Evo. I have a huge determination and focus to help empower men and women in fitness and to encourage us to support and champion each other. I have always been extremely passionate about fitness and helping others so being a trainer was the most natural step for me to take. I dedicate my time training people using the best functional skills and tools that give them the body and confidence they have been searching for. To me, good nutrition is not something you have to do, it is what your body deserves in order for you to live life fully energised and uplifted. It is important to me to educate clients in healthy sustainable eating. Well-being is of the body, health and mind and I help develop clients in all areas. I believe that with the right direction this lifestyle is fun and the benefits – unbelievably rewarding!