Salads offer low-calorie satisfaction, and they’re always a great way to balance out a meal lacking vegetables. Whether you consider yourself an avid fan of greens or an apprehensive, half-inspired health nut; these five salads offer you a healthy side – or complete meal – and taste a fierce kind of great!
1. Chicken Caesar
The salad’s packed with a half-cup of skinless chicken breast that delivers generous amounts of low fat, amino-acid restoring proteins! Most importantly, it sends your taste buds on a drive down a creamily, complex avenue of desirous dressing. Chicken is rich in niacin, which just so happens to directly support your metabolism, and it’s low in saturated fat.
2. Flank Steak Chopped Steakhouse Salad
If you find yourself with only a bowl of half-hearty soup, inevitable post meal hunger is just 15 spoonfuls away. So pair it with this steak salad. The lean beef in the flank steak is rife with protein, and high levels of iron that will help you keep your energy up.
3. Black Bean Salad
This salad is chock full of black beans and an extensive list of health benefits. Black beans are fantastically high in fiber – one cup clocks in at 15 grams of fiber – and have 46 milligrams of calcium per cup. As you’re probably aware, calcium is essential for sustaining healthy bones. Its avocados supply invaluable levels of monosaturated fats, and studies suggest this in turn can play a hand in cutting cholesterol levels.
4. Salmon and Mixed Greens Salad with Walnuts
This salad is a sea of greens meets salmon to supply your body desirable levels of omega-3s. In fact, studies indicate the omega 3s in salmon greatly aid in reducing the risk factor for heart disease and high blood pressure. Potentially the greatest news of all: Recent studies suggest you might be eating yourself smarter when you have salmon!
5. Mexican Beef Taco Salad
This taco salad takes your health-conscious taste buds south of the border. There’s no denying the reality tacos are crazy tasty but their tortillas are anything but healthy. This salad helps you avoid the unwanted carbs, but keep the multitude of savory, zesty tastes in a taco. Important to note: The salad’s corn delivers healthy levels of antioxidants that directly aid in the continual fight against cancer-causing free radicals. In a study conducted at Cornell University, corn’s ferulic acid was shown to help fight the development of tumors that can give way to breast and/or liver cancer.