I have a Nutritionist faux pas to admit - I'm not a fan of salads. Well let me rephrase that. I'm not a fan of traditional salads, which I think give salads a bad rap. You know the ones I'm talking about, you see them in most shops in plastic pots - a large pile of iceberg lettuce, some raw peppers and cherry tomatoes, chicken and maybe some pasta, with a sad sachet of vinaigrette on the side - no wonder people think eating healthy is boring!
But I'm here to show you that eat healthy most certainly doesn't have to be boring, and shouldn't be. This salad combines nutrient-dense ingredients with a zingy dressing and a variety of textures. No more boring salads for you.
Why you'll love this recipe:
1/2 head of broccoli
1 chicken breast
A large handful of spinach
1 tbsp mixed seeds
Sprinkle of mature cheddar cheese
1 garlic clove
1 lime (juice and zest)
Salt and pepper
How to make it:
1. Break of the broccoli florets and place onto a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, season and roast for around 20 minutes (until tender)
2. Meanwhile, toast your mixed seeds and pan-fry slices of courgette under tender
3. For the dressing, mix a tablespoon of olive oil with the zest and juice of the lime, crushed or finely chopped garlic and seasoning
4. Now you are ready to assemble; simply mix the broccoli, spinach, seeds, courgette, cheese and dressing in a bowl and serve!
You can adjust the quantities of olive oil/lime in the dressing to suit your tastes. It's also fun to play around with vegetables depending on the time of year - see what's about and get creative.
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