5 things you need for the perfect recipe of healthy salad

Healthy is the first word that pops when you think of a salad, right? But Sorry to break the news, salads are not always healthy! At times it can be more damaging & calorific if the ingredients in the so-called healthy bowl aren’t right.

A healthy salad is not always the boring one, we’ve listed below a few ways that will help you to make a flawless recipe of healthy salad.

1.Perfect mix of Greens:

Make sure your recipe of healthy salad bowl has more than just one green vegetable. Rich in carotenoids vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin Lettuce, Kale, Spinach together are a great choice.  One such great blend of iceberg, Simpson lettuce, Romaine Lettuce along with the goodness of spinach and lots of basil is the Green Goddess Salad which makes it the best healthy salad recipe on the planet!

2. A dash of Protein:

Salads aren’t always about veggies, oats, soybeans, peas and other sources of protein add necessary nutrition to your regular recipe of healthy salad.  Thanks to the soluble fibers of Lentil Salad, it can be an excellent source of healthy proteins which help to reduce blood cholesterol. You can even add tofu, quinoa, nuts, lentils as a dash of protein to your regular salad bowl.

3. Fresh Ingredients:

The best recipe of healthy salad is not just the correct balance of ingredients but also the usage of fresh ones! Do not make use of frozen ingredients since it loses its nutrients once preserved. Hence all the salads at Garden Bar are handcrafted with 100% fresh & best quality veggies and ingredients.

4. Colourful assortment:

All the coloured veggies have a different source of nutrients just like the Garden Bar’s bestseller, Power House Salad. It has red veggies like tomatoes and red bell peppers rich in Beta-carotene & Vitamin A, C, purple cabbage, yellow baby corn, pink raw onions, total of 6 different ingredients in different colours making it a powerhouse of nutrients!

5. Dressing on point:

A salad is healthy until it bathes into the dressing! Overdressing can kill the health quotient in a salad. Make sure you are light on dressing like you can use Greek yogurt instead of Mayo. Creamy Cilantro Dressing of Farmer’s Market Salad or Creamy burnt onion dressing on Falafel salad are a few great examples of light and healthy dressings. Apart from this, you can use Italian, balsamic vinaigrette or olive oil and vinegar along with your favourite spices for the perfect recipe of healthy salad.

Keep these 5 things in mind before preparing a healthy salad bowl or simply order these handcrafted, healthy, fresh and convenient salads at home anywhere in Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad!

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