Today I want to share something that might come as a bit of surprise.
Can you guess what it will be?
It is about my favorite meal of all times.
And I’m pretty sure you’ll be guessing brownies, cupcakes, puddings, and all kinds of delicious sweet treats.
** Please note that this post may contain affiliate links which means that I can receive a small payment if you make a purchase through my links.
Am I right?
Well, guess again, because my favorite meal (aside from Green Thickies of course) is the humble salad!
Yes, you read that right, salads are my favorite sit down meals.
Now, don’t make that face because salads are not only incredibly good for you, but they are so deliciously filling and versatile.
You start off with a base of leafy greens and you don’t even need to stick to lettuce here, arugula, kale, spinach, chard… The options are endless.
FREE SMOOTHIE WEIGHT LOSS BUNDLE
For A Limited Time, Grab Your FREE 260+ Page Smoothies For Weight Loss Bundle So You Can:
* Shed your excess weight without cravings
* Triple your energy levels without coffee
* Get glowing, clear skin naturally
You top the greens off with a whole array of fresh crunchy veggies.
You then add a bit protein with some hearty beans, lentils, quinoa, or whatever healthy protein source you’re in the mood for.
You follow with some chewy bits of texture – nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, or even toasted coconut flakes.
Then, for the fun part, you can play around with dressings. Honey mustard, creamy avocado, tahini maple, lemony hummus… You really can’t go wrong with any of these.
So, you have your nutritious greens and veggies, your filling protein, some crunchy bits of texture from the nuts and dried fruit, and a creamy dressing to bring it all together in just one bowl. Not to mention all of the nutrients that you’ll get from eating a simple salad each day. What’s not to love?
I’m sure you can tell by now that salads are really fun to make.
Oftentimes, what I’ll do is I’ll set like a nice little salad bar for lunch or dinner. I’ll put different kinds of greens and I’ll set out a few bowls with freshly cut veggies – usually bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Then, I’ll put forth a small bowl or beans and cooked quinoa or buckwheat and I’ll make a nice assembly of raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Lastly, I’ll make a few dressings and my go-tos are avocado with cilantro and lime (I blend this until it becomes creamy) and tahini with maple syrup and lemon.
The only challenge is now to get my kids to love salads as much as I do!
If you’re looking for some salad inspiration that will make you finally love salads and include them in your daily repertoire, I’ve created a collection with the 10 best salad recipes out there.
FREE Green Smoothie Online ClassI lost 56 pounds in a few months with my Green Smoothie Detox. This video shows you how you can do the same. Take my 28 day challenge to drop a whole dress size in one month following this easy plan. Best of all, you'll barely spend any time in the kitchen, and you can even eat on the go if you need to. This detox only contains natural ingredients you can buy locally. These meals are very simple and quick to make, and they still taste delicious. Click here to Watch my FREE video today. (No opt in required)
10 Best Plant Based Salad Recipes
1) Moroccan Salad Bowl With Preserved Lemons
~Ania, LAZY CAT KITCHEN
2) Vegan Roasted Vegetable Salad With Avocado Dressing
Dressed greens with roasted vegetables (sweet potato, potato, red bell pepper and brussels sprouts) with a creamy avocado dressing.
~Amrita, CRAZY VEGAN KITCHEN
3) Warm Cumin Roasted Carrot, Red Onion And Lentil Salad
This is the best recipe when you want something light but warming! The fragrant cumin seeds give the carrots so much flavour and the lentils are deliciously filling. Big dollops of creamy cashew cheese really bring the whole thing together. It tastes great cold the next day too!
~Ella, DELICIOUSLY ELLA
4) Healthy Tomatoes, Chickpea And Spinach Salad For Healthy Skin
The perfect summer salad – refreshing, spicy and full of flavor. This chickpea, tomatoes and spinach salad is super easy and quick and makes a great healthy lunch, dinner or side dish.
~Stella, BEAUTY BITES
5) Epic Plant-powered Chopped Salad
This epic plant-powered chopped salad is packed with crisp, refreshing veggies and whole food ingredients. It comes together in about 30 minutes (chopping time included) and is made with chopped romaine, arugula, grated zucchini (offers a texture similar to shredded mozzarella cheese—for real!), artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and the most dreamy basil ranch dressing.
~Ashley, BLISSFUL BASIL
6) Roman Chickpea “Tu-No” Salad
A quick, oil-free dressing is made from tahini, Dijon mustard, and capers. Mediterranean “Roman” flavor comes from a colorful mix of sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, and more. This plant-based, gluten-free, vegan recipe is a snap to make, and it gets even better the next day.
7) Fresh Taco Salad From “Love Real Food”
Fresh Taco Salad With Creamy Avocado-lime Dressing
Recipe from Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor.
~Laura, THE FIRST MESS
8) Simple Vegan Potato Salad
Creamy, vegan potato salad made with tender potatoes, crispy vegetables, and a zesty, garlic-herb cashew sauce! Undetectably dairy-free and so delicious! A hearty, versatile, plant-based side dish.
~Dana, MINIMALIST BAKER
9) Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad with Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette
A flavorful, lite, and healthy dinner salad, in just 10 minutes!!!
~Savita, CHEF DE HOME
10) Crunchy Asian Salad With Peanut Dressing
This crunchy Asian salad with peanut dressing is amazingly tasty, colorful and refreshing, with a lot of crunch and flavor!
~Julia, JULIA’S ALBUM
If you’re looking for healthy, calorie counted salads that take minutes to whip up and guarantee you’ll drop the pounds, look no further than The Leaf System.
If you join this month you’ll get a whole month of Leaf System meals completely FREE. Can’t say fairer than that!
Grab your freebies by clicking here.
Which recipe are you anxious to make right away? Let me know in the comments down below…
Are you struggling to lose weight and keep it off?
Are you feeling run down and are struggling with ever increasing health problems?
Green Thickies new 7 Day Detox will help you drop a dress size, improve your skin, your energy will soar and you are going to be so in control and proud of yourself.
You won't go hungry on this diet ... And better yet - it actually requires minimal time in the kitchen.
Get results like this...Hi Katherine,
I just wanted to tell you I completed the 7 day detox and I feel so great.
I have lost 6lbs, do not feel like I need more my morning coffee, the flushing of my facial skin from rosacea has dramatically reduced and I am so excited to wake up each morning and make a green thickie for breakfast!!
I am a stay at-home, homeschooling momma of 3 littles and at times so busy I would forget to feed myself!
I would go most of the day without eating and then snack on random things.
I gained 60 pounds the last 6 years during pregnancy.
I have lost 30lbs but recently plateaued and have felt so frustrated.
I’ve tried everything from paleo and keto to the point where I didn’t know what to eat or how much and felt like even eating fruit was bad for me which thankfully it’s not!
What a game changer for me. Thank you for sharing a simple but effective program.
I’m so excited to continue another week with this plan! Thankful Stephanie
Use this special voucher to get $10 off: WEBSITE (Add discount code WEBSITE at the checkout)
Click here to get started
- How To Use Bananas For Sleep (Bedtime Banana Elixir Recipe) - January 14, 2022
- Why You Can’t Eat Your 5 A Day (And The EASY SOLUTION) - November 29, 2021
- 10 Second Banana Ice Cream Recipe (Using Only Bananas) - November 1, 2020
Leave a Reply