If you view salad as something to be pushed to the side of the plate, but you still want to be healthy, then it may be time to up your salad game. You see, there is nothing quite like a nourishing salad to boost your daily nutrient intake. Try these two super simple tricks to create the kind of salad that makes you say “that was good” as opposed to “what’s for lunch” as soon as you’ve eaten it.
According to research, adding protein to a meal improves satiety and keeps you fuller for longer. Neither of these concepts are usually associated with a salad so fix it by topping that green stuff with protein like cheese, chicken, fish or seeds.
Fats have been a scary concept since the 90s but there is nothing to be afraid of if you pick the correct ones. In fact, certain fats are an essential for healthy ageing, memory and better skin.
Fats are also required for the absorption of Vitamins A, K, E & D. The majority of these vitamins are present in salad, so it makes sense to add healthy fats to amplify nutrient uptake.
Good fats include extra virgin olive oil, full fat dairy, avocados, nuts, seeds and oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and salmon.
Give this feta and grilled peach salad a go. It has the correct balance of nutrients for a satisfying lunch. The peaches add sweetness to balance the salty feta and sour salad dressing. Top with Munchy Seeds Mega Omega for that all important healthy fat content and a welcome crunch.
1 pack of mixed salad leaves
1 little gem lettuce, leaves torn
1 peach or nectarine, thickly sliced
juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
120g feta cheese
1x 25g pack of Munchy Seeds Mega Omega
To grill the peach, heat a griddle pan on a high heat and grill for two minutes on each side.
Set aside to cool.
Put the salad leaves and little gem lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle over the extra virgin olive oil and
squeeze over the lemon juice. Stir well to combine.
To assemble, divide the salad between two plates, scatter over the grilled peach, crumble over the
feta and top with the Mega Omega seeds.