Clean-eating salads you must try

Clean-eating salads you must try

Salad is the first dish that many people choose when it comes to healthy eating. However, salad is not just about eating one or a few raw vegetables. You can combine many different ingredients to create delicious clean-eating salads that ensure nutrition every day.

Quinoa power salad

Quinoa power salad

This clean-eating salad can be used as a main meal because quinoa seeds can replace rice, helping you to eat full and supplement with essential nutrients.

Let’s prepare:

  • 230g chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

The recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C.
  • Brush a tray with olive oil, place the chicken breasts on top and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of quinoa into a pot with 120ml of water. Turn the heat to high until it boils, then lower it, and cook until the water has absorbed and the quinoa seeds expand.
  • While you’re cooking the chicken and quinoa, dice the cucumber, tomato, and avocado. Put all the vegetables in a large bowl.
  • When the chicken is cooked, let it cool and then cut it into small pieces. Add the chicken and quinoa to the vegetable mixture.
  • Mix the ingredients well with olive oil, salt, and pepper to enjoy.

 

Shrimp and avocado salad

shrimp and avocado salad

The calcium content and many minerals in shrimp will help you regain energy in the middle of the day effectively. Shrimp is easy to prepare and cooks quite quickly, so you will save a lot of time preparing this clean-eating salad.

Let’s prepare:

  • 454 g cooked shrimp
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

The recipe:

  • Chop the avocado, cucumber, cherry tomato, and parsley.
  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Serve it cold.

 

Cobb salad

Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is a fairly new but very familiar clean-eating salad concept, it is combined from whatever ingredients are left in the refrigerator, as long as it is healthy to create a delicious salad.

Let’s prepare:

  • 4 cups spinach
  • 230g chicken breast meat
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt and pepper

The recipe:

  • Wash the spinach and arrange it on a plate.
  • Arrange the remaining ingredients one at a time along each strip.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top, season with a little salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.

 

Massaged kale salad

Massaged kale salad

Protein is not only found in animals but also in many plants. If you want to be a vegetarian, you can immediately choose the clean-eating salad with protein mainly from kale and chickpeas, easy to make but still full of nutrients.

Let’s prepare:

  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • Sauce: 1 tablespoon sesame seed butter and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

The recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C.
  • Wash the chickpeas, dry them with paper towels, and spread them evenly on the baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Continue to prepare other ingredients: wash, chop kale, peel, and grated carrots, diced avocado.
  • Mix sesame seed butter and lemon juice to make salad dressing.
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and pour the sauce on top to enjoy.

 

Mixed green salad

Mixed green salad

True to its name, the fusion salad contains enough of the main food groups to create a dish that is not only full of nutrition but also blends many different flavors.

Let’s prepare:

  • 230g chicken breast
  • 6 cups kale
  • 1 apple
  • 2 cups cubed pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

The recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 200°C.
  • Place chicken and pumpkin on 2 separate plates and bake for 30-35 minutes or until ingredients are cooked.
  • While the chicken is roasting, you can prepare the other ingredients, such as washing and chopping the kale and apples.
  • When the chicken is done, use a fork or mixer to shred the chicken.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl to mix well, arrange cranberries, pumpkin seeds and drizzle with avocado oil to enjoy.
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