Nutrient dense meals are the key to fast fatloss.
Not only do quick healthy meals packed with vitamins and minerals boost metabolism they also boost energy levels and aid in recovery.
Get started with all healthy salad tips and delicious healthy salad recipes below or check out the slideshow here for more ideas.
The key to a quick healthy chicken salad is to use grilled chicken from a previous meal. This way all you have to do is chop it up and toss it into a bowl with spinach, mixed greens, avocado slices, cucumber, tomato, and some corn.
You can actually use any veggies you have but the more colorful your salad the more nutrient dense it is and the better it is for you.
Believe it or not there is such a thing as a healthy pasta salad. The trick is to use way more veggies and protein than pasta and to keep the dressings to a minimum like the salmon pasta salad in the pic here.
This health pasta salad has spinach, mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, onion, grilled salmon and very little mayo and mustard.
The best way to make sure your healthy salad recipes stays healthy is to avoid store bought salad dressings and make your own. Making your own dressing is simple and helps keep calories under control and keeps toxic ingredients that end up in your fat cells out of your diet. Here's two simple recipes we often use:
Honey Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette: mix 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic or regular vinegar, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp honey, and pepper and herbs of your choice (makes 2-3 servings).
Cider Lime Vinaigrette: mix 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup, sea salt and black pepper (makes 3-4 servings).
A healthy fruit salad is great any time of day and is a great meal that prevents sugar cravings. When you eat natural healthy sugar that comes packed with fiber your body stops craving artificial sugars.
The trick to making a healthier fruit salad is to add veggies or protein or healthy fats to make them more filling and balanced. Check out the slideshow here for more fruit salad ideas.