Rainbow Salad Packed with Nutrients
I have SO many favorite salad combos, and the best part, is they’re just one big schmorgishboard. Totally reminds me of this quote…somehow I’m always the one with the biggest, most randomly paired plate of mismatched goodies. In a salad, almost anything goes. It’s like the one dish where it’s acceptable to just keep throwing things in.
Yesterday my cutting board was filled with the most gorgeous array of colors; organic fruits, veggies & seeds…oh my! I slid half this tray onto a bed of organic spinach & kale and it was the happiest looking salad ever 😉
Red Bell Pepper
Naked Pumpkin Seeds
and no salad is worth anything without a delish dressing…I’m a total balsamic lover, and this Cabernet Sauvignon Balsamic Vinegar is out of this world! It’s thick, rich, and tastes amazing with a combo of fruit + veggies like pictured above.
Trying to get protein in every meal, I also added one hard boiled egg & about 6oz. of cooked ground turkey seasoned with Mrs. Dash. Then I topped everything with sliced avocado, and I was in salad heaven! There are so many protein options delicious in salads whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian, vegan…whatever! Check out some options here. The graphic below is also a wonderful reference to various fruits and their nutritional value:
From this mix of fruits + veggies, this salad is a wonderful source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, iron, zinc, vitamin A, biotin, protein, & antioxidants [Generations of Organic, 2015]. It’s the perfect example of a lunch you can make fresh, prep ahead, enjoy at home, bring to an event, pack for work, etc. My favorite way to prep is in a large mason jar or my Tone It Up Tupperware Cup, layering fruits and veggies on the bottom, spinach + kale mix on top, and bringing the dressing in a separate mini Tupperware container on the side [I hate when things get moo shy or soggy so am not a fan of pre-mixing salad + dressing, or adding it to the bottom of the jar like I’ve seen on Pinterest]. Don’t forget a fork! 🙂
I have tons of other salad combos I love, would you like to see more?? For me, they’re made out of habit, so I forget other people may want me to share 🙂
Have a beautiful day!