Alright friends, today I want to talk about salads! I don't know about ya'll but growing up salads were simple in my house. We would have some romaine lettuce, maybe some cucumbers and onions, top it off with some shredded cheese and one of the many WishBone dressings that were on the table. They were almost always a side dish too, never a main dish. But the great thing about salads is that they are so versatile that in fact you could eat a different salad everyday of the week and never repeat it.
At the beginning o the year when I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes I put myself on a strict low carb diet. I was trying to stay around 50 grams of carbs a day, and so for me the easiest way to do that was to have salads for lunch every day. They provided me with filling ingredients that fueled me for the day, kept the calories low and most importantly, did not spike my blood sugar. Because I was eating so many salads there were a few that I really loved and I keep going back to. Check out below for some of my favorites!
Asian Shrimp Salad
red bell pepper
sesame ginger dressing
sesame seeds or peanuts for crunch on top
Grapefruit & Avocado Salad
spring mix lettuce
ruby red grapefruit
chile lime seasoned salmon or shrimp
honey balsamic dijon dressing
Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Salad
roasted beets (I like golden and red beets combined!)
goat cheese crumbles
honey balsamic vinagrette
While those are some of my own creations, ere are a few of my favorite from around the web.
roasted cauliflower salad with creamy honey mustard vinaigrette - @halfbakedharvest
spicy potato kale bowls with mustard tahini dressing - @thissavoryvegan
harvest blackberry and butternut squash massaged kale salad - @FitFoodieFinds
Lastly, if you are looking to create your own salad creations check out the guide below and let me know what creations you come up with in the comments!