Have you ever been dissed for eating a salad? Sure, a few leaves of lettuce and some veggies could hardly pass a meal, especially for hangry fueling athletes, but who says you can’t create a full-sized meal on a bed of lettuce? We’re here to help.
Super salads rock our world. What’s a super salad? It has everything on it, from veggies, to protein & carbs (cue prepped chicken & rice) and finally to healthy fats. Think about salads this way: it’s basically everything you would eat as a meal but put on a bed of lettuce for a little extra volume & crunch.
It’s easy to put together & you have a super-sized meal in 5 minutes (competition, anyone?)
We’ve put together a Super Salad Bar to help you concoct your masterpiece.
Base (Greens): Romaine, mixed greens, arugula, kale, spinach
Protein: Chicken (full breast), roasted turkey, shrimp or fish, tuna, hard boiled eggs
Carbs: sweet potato, rice, quinoa, pita bread
Fats: avocado (1/2), sunflower seeds, almond slices, walnuts, feta or goat cheese
Veggies: tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumber, bell pepper, basil leaves, etc. (literally anything)
Dressing: 3:1 ratio of olive oil & vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, or red wine)
Go forth and conquer.