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Reboot your body for the New Year with these 3 delicious salads
Healthy eating in the New Year doesn’t need to be boring, and these salads prove it!
Almost all of us feel a little guilty after the holiday season from overindulging. But that doesn’t mean you have to go on some hardcore diet! Incorporating more healthy meals into your diet will do the trick, like these four delicious salads. Oh, and if you’re really feeling like you want more greens first thing in the morning, it’s still considered socially acceptable to eat salad for breakfast (yes, really).
The best thing about bowls are that they don’t take a lot of time or technique to prepare… and they’re totally Instagram-ready !
The ingredients you need: Butternut squash, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pumpkin seeds, fresh burrata, fresh basil, garlic, mustard, honey, lemon, microgreens
Skin benefits: Butternut squash and pumpkin seeds both contain omega-3’s which helps strengthen your skin barrier and keep your skin hydrated so that it looks youthful and radiant.
If you’ve never put microgreens in your salad, the New Year is a great time to start. According to research, microgreens contain 40 times more nutrients than mature lettuce! They also taste different, adding a new flavor profile to the dish. They marry really well with the burrata and butternut squash, so you won’t have any problems munching your way to glowing skin. And if you thought you couldn’t enjoy a little cheese in your salad after the holidays, think again. All you have to do is follow the 80/20 rule –it will let you eat nearly anything you want!
Top tip: They may be out of season, but avocados would complement this salad really well!
The ingredients you need: Mixed potatoes (i.e. white, purple), green peas, pea shoots, fresh parsley, scallions, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, cherry tomatoes, and radishes
Skin benefits: Purple potatoes contain more antioxidants than regular potatoes. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Most potato salads contain lots of mayonnaise, but not this one! This version will leave you feeling full, satisfied, energized, and won’t weigh you down!
Top tip: Use frozen peas if you don’t have access to fresh ones.
The ingredients you need: Green lentils, bulgur, cucumber, fresh parsley, red onion, scallions, feta, Kalamata olives, walnuts, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, dried oregano, and sea salt
Skin benefits: Lentils help balance your blood sugar levels. This lowers inflammation in the body, giving you fewer pimples and clearer skin.
Salad doesn’t need to have leaves in it to be considered “salad.” This lentil and bulgur version is low in calories but still feels hearty, due to the protein in the lentils – perfect for winter!
Top tip: This salad can be eaten cold, but it’s even more satisfying when you warm it up slightly. The feta cheese will melt and combine really nicely with the other ingredients!
Eating your way to clearer, more radiant skin has never been so satisfying.