But for me, I typically eat a salad everyday for lunch, or try my very best to incorporate the most amount of greens into my lunch, over any other meal. It's a good thing that salads can consist of such a wide range of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and a variety of other proteins all at once!
Lunch is an easy meal to make up a quick and healthy salad, whether you're on the run, at work or just relaxing at home. And, even adding a bag of whole-wheat pretzels or rice cakes with peanut butter make the healthy salad a filling one.
I try to go completely meat-free 3 days out of the week. But going meat-free does not by any means amount to no protein. There are many, many ways to get your protein in. Throughout my future blog posts, you'll see all of my fun meat substitutes!
Here is what I put into my meatless salad today.
- 2 cups (or whatever amount you'd like) field greens
- 1/2 sliced avocado
- sliced tomatoes
- sliced cucumbers
- 1/2 cup black beans (or any bean you'd like, sometimes I use garbanzo beans)
- 3 strips red, yellow or orange pepper sliced
- 1 TBSP nutritional yeast (my protein!)
Sometimes I add sliced, organic deli turkey to my salad for protein, or lentils. My favorite ingredient in this salad was the avocado. The creamy, healthy-fats filled ingredient always gives me salad so much flavor and keeps me full for hours.
If I don't put a protein component into my salad, I sometimes make a protein shake with Plant Fusion or Vega powder, my favorites!
I'm excited to see your favorite recipe creations on Twitter or Instagram.