Who said Salad has to be boring!
Since starting my journey to better health I have been looking for ways to eat healthy and still enjoy the food choices that I make. Salads are a food that can sometimes be a hit or miss for me. Especially during the winter when all I really want to do is sit by the fire with a big bowl of Lasagna soup with a side of garlic bread. I find eating salads in the Winter to be cold, not filling and boring. Salad dressings can get pretty repetitive too. Now lets talk about lettuce, Lettuce also plays a big factor in how much salad I consume. I like softer leaves like Butter, Romaine or Leaf Lettuce. Its much easier to digest and tastes less like I’m a Rabbit eating grass.
Funnily enough the thought of making A Salad for the one who hates Salad it made me chuckle, mainly because I always tend to eat Salad at the wrong time! Salads are a go-to meal for people on the go or even when they are stumped on what to eat. Its easy to make and you can throw just about anything together and call it a meal. Just an FYI I really don’t hate Salad I just don’t like eating it when its cold.
I decided to make a Salad that is both colorful and filling with a homemade dressing that I won’t get tired of. With just a few items that I normally have on hand it was both delicious and quick to make.
I picked ingredients high in protein with alot of texture and flavour that complimented each other. Ingredients that can also be eaten a little warmer for those that prefer not to eat cold salads. You also have the choice to substitute different types of Lettuce depending on your liking. I prefer home made dressings because I actually know what I am using and being that I suffer from a severe Gluten allergy, and have tortured myself enough. Taking the extra time to make a dressing didn’t sound as horrible as I felt after consuming food that I regretted later on.
When you have the time and food creativity, eating salads on a regular basis isn’t as bad as I deemed it to be previously. There are so many ways to prepare a salad that don’t necessarily need to be cold, contain lettuce or dressed by store bought dressing. Since there isn’t really a recipe for this salad I will list the ingredients I used and the recipe for my homemade Balsamic Blue Berry/ Mango Honey Dressing.
You can substitute the lettuce for Kale as well for the dressing you can also use fruits such as strawberries, peaches, or raspberries