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Learn how to prepare a healthy salad that benefits your body


Salads are versatile dishes that can be a great choice for breakfast, lunch or snacks Preparing a good bowl of salad is not as easy as it seems while preparing a salad, it is important to have a balanced mix of ingredients to support overall health according to a TIME NOW NEWS website report.


How to make a good salad


A good salad should have the following characteristics:

 

It should be colorful because of the variety.

It should be a mixture of textures such as chewy, crunchy, dry, wet, and soft.

There should be a balance of temperature, sweetness and acidity.

The components should complement each other.

There should be no excess of spices or sauce.

Tips for preparing the salad



Here are some of the ways you can prepare a healthy salad dish:

 

Adding proteins:

 

Proteins are essential for the growth and development of the body while preparing your salad, don’t forget to add lean cuts of meat. It is recommended to go for lean meats like chicken and turkey as they are low in fat and calories but rich in protein.


Mix the greens:

 

It's time to eat greens and fulfill the cravings of the elderly. Don't let lettuce and cauliflower overpower other greens and add other green vegetables like spinach, peas, green beans and cabbage to your salad to add variety and flavour.


Add healthy fats:

 

Just like other nutrients, healthy fats are also required by the body and can help improve cholesterol and promote heart health. Add healthy sources of fat such as avocados, nuts (such as walnuts, pistachios, and almonds) and fatty fish (such as salmon) to your salad to enhance flavor and texture.


Garnish with dried fruits and seeds:

 

Aside from adding crunch and flavor to your salad, dry fruits and seeds can add a ton of antioxidants, fiber, and protein to your salad. You can add ingredients like raisins, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and dates.

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