We all know how important is to consume fresh salads daily. They are full of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients and keep us healthy and full. Just adding different types of toppings can change the taste, the nutrition of the salad. In addition, they make it a complete meal. Here are some salad toppings that you should always have in your fridge. Also, they are the best when you are following a diet/fitness plan.
Grilled Chicken is one of the best toppings for salads. It is loaded with proteins, minimal fats, and will make a salad almost a complete meal. Beef is a great choice since it contains iron and it maintains your muscle mass. Grilled turkey is low in fat, high in protein, vitamin B6, and niacin; that are responsible for energy production in the body.
Goat cheese goes very well with any type of salad and gives a lot of flavors. Moreover, goat cheese contains less lactose than cows milk and it is beneficial for people who are lactose intolerant. Pair it with nuts and balsamic vinegar, and you have a great flavored salad.
Nuts and Seeds(Walnuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds)
Nuts and Seeds are the quickest way to add natural protein and healthy omega acids to your salad. Learn to combine all the nuts and seeds with goat cheese or different types of fresh and dried fruit.For an added flavor kick, roast your nuts and seeds with a little bit of sea salt.
Watermelon, Mango, Strawberries, and Pineapple are one of the best fruits to add to your fresh salads. Furthermore, watermelon is great for summer salads, pineapple contains a lot of digestive enzymes and mango and strawberries are the most flavor-giving fruits for any type of meal.
Boiled eggs are full of protein(6 gr per egg) and contain a lot of vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin D that keeps our bones and teeth strong. Also boiled eggs are really low in calories one whole egg contains 80 calories.
Quinoa and Beans
Quinoa and Beans are both packed with fiber and proteins and make every salad a complete meal with all the essential macronutrients. In Addition, quinoa contains a lot of dietary fiber and phytonutrients and a complete amino-acid profile and beans contain vitamin B, proteins and complex carbohydrates that slow release energy thus keeping your full for a longer period of time.