Move over boring salads! Learn how to make the ultimate portable salad that you actually look forward to eating. In this episode, Elizabeth teaches you her best tips and tricks to make portable salads that you'll want over and over again, including a few tricks of the trade like how to prevent your avocado from turning brown (hint: it's not lemon juice). Learn this method and you'll always have a delicious healthy meal on hand.
Serves:2, easily scaled for make-ahead meals
Why It's Good For You:
These salads are brimming with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, not to mention high amounts of fiber that your digestive health craves. Consuming a large raw or partially raw salad each day is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. The large dose of soluble and insoluble fiber, hydration from the vegetables, and a mix of nutrients is exactly what your cells are looking for to repair and renew as they regenerate. The key here is that you have a mega-healthy meal to grab on the go that also tastes delicious. Master this technique and eating your salad will no longer feel like a chore.
(use organic where possible)
- ¼ cup healthy honey mustard dijon mustard
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup raw honey
- Pinch of sea salt
- Black pepper
- Spiralized carrots
- Watermelon radish
- Yellow tomatoes
- Garbanzo beans
- Avocado rolled in chia seeds
- Purple cabbage
- Mixed greens
- Dry-toasted pumpkin seeds
- Spiralize the carrots.
- To make the dressing, combine ¼ cup of each liquid ingredient in a medium glass mixing cup, and whisk together.
- To assemble the salad, start with 2 clean mason jars.
- First, add the dressing into each jar.
- Next, add the hard veggies and or wet veggies like cucumber, watermelon radishes, and the spiralized carrots.
- Now add the the yellow tomatoes.
- Then add in about 2-3 tablespoons of quinoa.
- Next would be your garbanzo beans.
- Next, avocado (roll in chia seeds to prevent browning).
- Next, the mixed greens.
- Crunchy things like toasted pumpkin seeds on top.