I love my salad greens, but I have to admit that for me, salads for all their goodness and health benefits are a preferred accompaniment to a main course rather than being the main course. It was only until I came across some salad mixtures that successfully satiated my appetite, that I began to eat salad as the midday or the evening meal. Read on to know more about some of the wholesome salads to fill you up.
Every time I eat a salad bowl
, I give myself some brownie points for eating healthy. These inspiration spurts of eating healthy are spaced far and wide. My brownie points chart shows noticeable erratic behaviour, mostly because I rarely go by the health guide books and generally eat what I feel like. However, the salads discussed below are some of the best options available that can make you feel full and also settle down the frequent hunger pangs.
Eat these salads to feel full
Corn and Tortellini Salad
A delicious salad mix
prepared using tortellini pasta, parmesan and feta cheese, avocados, corn and yogurt, this salad is served chilled. Just mix the ingredients, prepare a bowl and refrigerate it. Eat this instead rather than that wafers packet next time you feel hungry in between meals.
Mixed Meat Salad
Take strips of ham, boiled chicken and beef and mix with lettuce and Swiss cheese. Add bell peppers, tomatoes to the bowl and use French dressing. A good option for a meal when you have grown tired of eating pasta, noodles etc.
Roasted Vegetable salad
Use an assortment of vegetables such as bell peppers, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, olives, garlic and mushrooms and sprinkle herbs such as thyme, parsley and oregano. Toss the vegetables in olive oil. Roast them for some time and add the dressing. Add red wine to the dressing.
Take chicken breasts
cut into strips and add vegetables such as diced bell peppers, tomoatoes, cucumber, onions, olives, lettuce to the bowl. Squeeze a lemon and add some feta cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
Use cured pork, bacon and eggs to add weight to the salad and add diced onions, lettuce, grated parmesan cheese, anchovies, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. Sprinkle with freshly chopped oregano and parsley. Add roasted chicken as an alternative.
Tandoori Chicken salad
Prepare a salad dressing
using mango chutney, mayonnaise, yogurt and milk and spread t over tandoori chicken mixed with chopped onions, tomatoes and lettuce. As an alternative serve the salad with some bread.
Mix well, smoked salmon and your favourite boiled pasta with Swiss or Muenster cheese. Toss with bell peppers, tomatoes, peas and parmesan cheese. Use a salad dressing prepared from yogurt, milk, mayonnaise as a garnish.
Eat these salads to feel full and ensure a regular dose of your proteins, minerals, vitamins and fibres.