Build Your Own Quick and Easy Salad Bowl

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The Lunch Salad Bowl is super simple and fast! Follow this step by step guide:

1) High Fiber Pseudo Grains- add your choice of cooked millet, quinoa, buckwheat, wild rice, or amaranth. Or skip the grains all together. You can also add some roasted sweet potatoes.

2) Protein- pick your protein! Salmon, turkey, chicken, and grass feed beef are great ideas, but get creative! Try wild salmon or tuna, sardines, or anchovies. Just make sure if they are canned that they are not in vegetable oil (olive oil is ok). Vegetarians can enjoy black beans, pinto beans, lentils, or chickpeas.

3) Add arugula, spinach, Romaine, spring mix, etc.

4) Top with your favorite chopped veggies: cucumbers, carrots, peppers, radishes, broccoli, and more. Even try things like pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

5) Dressing options:

Dresses 2-3 salads

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Creamy Avocado Lemon Dressing

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 clove garlic

Italian Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½  tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon Italian herb
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, no sugar added
  • ½ teaspoon  dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions: Mix ingredients together until well incorporated. For the creamy avocado, a blender will work best.

 

 

Some inspiration to get you started!

 

Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

sweet potato lentil

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato
  • ⅓ cup cooked green lentils
  • ½  apple, sliced
  • ½  avocado, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • Italian Vinaigrette (see recipe)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with Italian vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Chicken Quinoa Arugula Salad

chicken quinoa arugula salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ⅓ cup chicken
  • ¼ cup cooked and sliced beets
  • ¼ cup carrots
  • Avocado lemon dressing

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with avocado lemon dressing. Enjoy!

Taco Salad

taco salad

  • 2 cups romaine lettuce
  • ⅓ cup brown rice
  • ⅓ cup black beans
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with cilantro lime vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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