Wednesday, 4 March 2015

#wellnesswednesday: My Favourite Salad Recipe

After a few weeks' hiatus, I'm finally back on #wellnesswednesday this week! This time, I'm going to share on my favourite salad recipe! 

-credits to southernbite.com-

Frankly speaking, if I really were to be honest about my favourite salad, it definitely has to be simply fruit salad! Who can resist a brightly coloured bowl of nothing else but tangy sweetness from a variety of your well chopped favourite fruits, and possibly drizzled with a little mint infused lemon juice? 

But since it's #wellnesswednesday, I reckon it's better that I share on tips for a healthier, waistline friendly salad instead. Fruits might be a healthy snack, but over-indulgence is still not the most diet-friendly thing you can do, due to high sugar content in some fruits, such as bananas and grapes. 

-credits to cbc.ca-

So, let's bring back the vegetables, protein, and dressing to make this a more wholesome, proper salad. 

First up, your dressing. I used to eat my salads dressing-free due to the misconception that most dressings are unhealthy as they're mostly just fats and sugar, until I came to realise that many nutrients (specifically vitamins) are fat soluble, and so a dressing without any fat content actually doesn't do much good. So ladies munching on salads for the sake of your waist lines, it's time to start stocking up on some olive or canola oils. 
Dislike the fact that drizzling oils into the salad makes your greens oily yet doesn't add much flavour? Toss in some vinegar into your oil to not only add the much needed flavour, but also give your weight management diet a boost, for it's also a popular fat-releasing ingredient. 

Next, it's good to have a good mix of greens instead of having just one main type of vegetables as your salad base. To get through this easily, I tend to go for the ready-packed salad mix from the supermarket even though it's a lot more budget friendly to buy your own vegetables whole. And one vegetable I've started to omit (if I can) from my salad mix is Iceberg, after being told that it's has a bad reputation of having much lower nutrients as compared to other lettuces.

Next, add in your favourite lean protein! Your salad will only become a meal when you add in some healthy protein, be it from animals or plants. Don't you feel that wrapping a small piece of grilled chicken in a fresh piece of romaine lettuce is the best treat ever while you're watching your diet?

Lastly, to add in more flavours and colours, toss in some beans, nuts and fruits to make your salad meal both flavourful and more appealing to the eyes.

That's all for #wellnesswednesday this week! Do tell me what's your favourite salad recipe too!

Till then,
Mia Foo

25 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of salads, I could eat them every day - my favourite being chicken and bacon. Although there is something about how colourful fruit salad is! Sim x

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  2. So yummm ... Love your blog ... m def gonna give this a try .. thanks for sharing :)
    Makeupoholics

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  3. I love salads in spring and summer but struggle with them a bit in winter. Adding protein definitely helps to make it more filling.
    Great tips!

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  4. I like the KFC salads because of the chicken they add to their salad. It gives an additional boost, both taste and nutrition-wise, for the greens.

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  5. Great tips about salads. Oh and I love fruit salads as well, especially in the warm summers

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  6. Salad in any preparation is my favorite. Fruits salad is my best choice. I do love eating them.

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  7. I never skip the protein on my salads as well! it really is more rewarding when you bite into a piece of chicken after all those greens.

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  8. I love salads when I was in school I would make a large bowl of cobb salad and eat it all weekend so good

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  9. Green leafy salads is what my whole family loves the most. The lettuce is what makes it more special. thanks for sharing your favorite!

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  10. Salads are delicious but expensive in Singapore. It cost almost double of a normal meal and makes it difficult for people to include it as a daily diet, unless they make salads themselves of course. :)

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  11. I love Salads and this recipe I guess I'm gonna try. Looks too good!

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  12. My theory is, there is nothing that quite compares to a deliciously crisp salad on a nice warm summer day. SO good!

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  13. I love salad. Best eaten on weekends.

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  14. i love salads. i definitely have used lettuce to wrap my chicken :D

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  15. I have always love creating new ways in making salads. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. It's nice that there are dressing that has less fatty content. This does make eating salad a much better experience.

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  17. I thought the actual recipe was included in your post, Nevertheless I find it though. Looks like a good veggie salad to try.

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  18. I love salads, whether they're fruit or veggie. As long as they're colorful, I'm in! :)

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  19. Oh my goodness! These salads look so healthy and inviting. I'll take one of each.

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  20. I love fruit salad, I think they are a real energy booster! I love a salad full of bananas, pineapples, coconut and papaya.

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  21. I love colourful salads, I don't really like prepacked bags of salads unless I can use it all up on the same day as I hate the smell of it the next day. Morrisons do some 99p -£2 salad bowls which are pretty nice and so easy to grab now there is a mini morrions next to my bus stop x

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  22. I love love love salads but I only wish we had all these fruits and veggies here in Manila! :D

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  23. I'm really no fan of veggies but my partner is. Though I can probably eat salads when there's some meat in them. Haha. I'll keep this in mind though - I have to acquire taste for these greens before my daughter finds out I don't eat the food I feed her. ;)

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  24. Love this!!! I love my BAS (Big Ass Salad) bowl hahaha also adding roast/grilled chicken really upped my protein intake. So with you that too much fruit is not good either due to fructose content in some of them.

    Thank you for linking up with us again this week!

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  25. I love salads too. Canola oil is actually genetically engineered. Dr Axe advises against it.

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