The Lunch Salad

Salads can be super boring, and are only a healthy lunch if they contain the right things.  Here's a quick guide you can follow to make your lunch salad taste great and pack some fat and protein to keep you going. 

To make a balanced Lunch Salad, simply follow the guidelines below:

Start with 3 cups of salad greens/lettuces

Add one protein choice:

  • 1 hardboiled egg, diced or sliced
  • 1/2 can tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 85g leftover cooked chicken breast
  • 55g leftover cooked salmon
  • 1 small can flavoured tuna
  • 30g cheddar cheese, diced or shredded

Add vegetables and/or fruit:  

  • 1/2 - 1 cup diced vegetables and/or fruit (anything you have on hand)

Add a healthy salad dressing:

  • 1.5 Tbsp of balsamic vinaigrette or an oil & vinegar dressing

Add 2-3 yummy extras:

  • 8 almonds, chopped or slivers
  • 1 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raisins or dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp chickpeas
  • 1/2 avocado, diced or sliced
  • 1 Tbsp crumbled feta or goat cheese