Monday, July 23, 2012

Clean eating: Salads (part 1)

Happy Monday, fit people!

The clean eating series continues with salads. This is the first part, introducing a heavy salad packed with protein and polyunsaturated fats. And it's delicious, too! This salad works really well as a lunch or dinner salad and it keeps you satisfied for a long time. I don't normally do dressings, but I love the taste of spicy chili with blue cheese and salmon.

I'm really bad at measuring things. Mostly I just throw ingredients together and see what happens. :D So sorry for the vague measures in this recipe (and the ones before).

Clean eating salmon and bluecheese salad
Fresh spinach leaves, mixed lettuce leaves and onion stalks
½ Diced bell pepper
diced cucumber
5-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
5-10 red grapes, halved
100-120 g smoked salmon (with lemon, dill and unprocessed sea salt)
30-50 g blue cheese

Dressing: 1 tbsp olive oil mixed with chili sauce and black pepper to taste.

As always, my recipes are easy to make. Place the spinach leaves and diced and halved veggies on the plate together with the salmon and bluecheese. Mix the dressing in a separate bowl or bottle and drizzle it on top. Enjoy!

Tip #1: Mix it up with different colours. Yellow bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, red cherry tomatoes are rich in potassium. Red grapes are packed with phytonutrients: the seeds are loaded with tannins and other antioxidants, the sweet flesh is loaded with fiber and the peels are rich in flavonoids.
Tip #2: For a non-dairy version, ditch the blue cheese and add a few almonds for a heavier protein and fat content.
Tip #3: Use as many organic ingredients as possible, you will taste the difference.

Have a strong Monday!


1 comment:

  1. what a delicious meal! if I were hungry and if I had the ingredients I would love to give it a try :P

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