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A Simple and Delicious Salad for Dinner

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A salad for dinner? Is that really a big enough meal with everything you need? Absolutely. If done right, a salad can be a very filling entree, full of nutrients, healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Everything you need for digestion and fuel.

This is perfect way to incorporate the healthy habits you've learned into your lifestyle, along with maintaining those benefits. We've made our own version here, but there are literally thousands of possible combinations you could try, so make this one or use the guide below to create your own amazing combinations!

Here's the salad we made, and a guide to more ingredients and combination possibilities below.

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A MIX AND MATCH GUIDE

1. Greens 

Lettuce

Mixed greens

Bitter greens (mustard greens, dandelion)

Fresh herbs

Microgreens

Edible flowers 

Cooked dark leafy greens (things like kale, swiss chard, spinach) 

2. Fat

Olive oil

Sesame oil

Avocado 

Olives

3. Protein

Cold-water fish

Nuts 

Fish, chicken, lamb

Leftover burger or slider

4. Vegetable

Beets

Carrots

Radish

Turnips

Onions

Cucumber

Celery

5. Seeds

Pepitas

Pumpkin

Sunflower

Hemp

6. Dressing

Lemon or lime

Apple cider vinegar

Wheat-free tamari

Green Goddess dressing 

7. Minerals

Dulse

Spirulina

Kelp flakes

Cultured vegetables like sauerkraut

Sprouts

8. Leftovers

Cooked beans or gluten-free grains (millet, quinoa, brown rice)

Roasted vegetables

Guacamole

Tapenades

Hummus

You can't go wrong with combinations from these categories, so feel free to experiment, mix it up, and let us know what you come up with!

 

Recipe//Frank Giglio Photography//Jenny Nelson

 

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Topics: Clean Eats

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