Build a meal around a salad

Salad is usually eaten as a side dish, but more and more studies have shown the health benefits of eating a predominantly plant-based diet. I am not a vegetarian, but I do love eating more vegetables, fruits and nuts and seeds.

Today I decide to build a meal around a salad and I would like to eat such a meal more often.

To make a meal with more balanced nutrients, you can add protein-rich food such as avocados, eggs, grains, beans and nuts. You could also add some whole grain bread to eat with a salad meal.

Today I used the following ingredients to make my big salad meal:

  • Half of living lettuce
  • One boiled hard egg, sliced
  • One mushroom, sliced
  • Two reddish, sliced.
  • One avocado sliced
  • Three to four rainbow cherry tomatoes
  • One small carrot, cut into small pieces.
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Cashews


I really like this living salad. It stays fresh much better. I avoid using prepackaged salad mix. They don’t taste nearly as good. Reddish is cheap and tastes good in soup too and can keep longer than other vegetables. If you like, you can also add shredded cheese, seeds, raisins, beans, olives, whole grains such as quinoa.

I feel pretty full after eating this big plate of salad. Pizza, hamburger, Kentucky chicken, or this salad? No doubt that I would be so much better off if I eat this predominantly plant-based diet more often.

You can definitely feel the difference! Your stomach won’t fool you. When you eat right, you will know it! When you eat junk, you will know it right after you eat it too.

After you eat healthy food, you will more likely to do exercise too. You feel energized to move rather than stagnate.

What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?

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