Healthy Salads For Lunch – Most people at work look forward to the lunch time. It is time for them to re-energize themselves by enjoying their meals and chatting with colleagues. But, somehow, we end up being drowsy instead of being energetic after having lunch. If drowsiness after lunch is your issue, take a crack at having healthy salads for lunch.
Why healthy salads?
Healthy salads are the best choice for you to stay awake after having lunch. It is because salads pack various kinds of nutrients and vitamins from the leafy greens and other veggies. They are low in carbohydrate and starch that usually becomes the culprit of drowsiness.
If you want to replenish your energy after working and doing many kinds of activities in the morning and avoid drowsiness, make sure that you include vegetables in your lunch. In addition to attractive veggies, lean protein may help you boost your energy without giving the effect drowsiness. Here are some healthy salads for lunch recipes that are not only healthy, but also tasty.
- Cashew Chicken Salad Wraps
This on-the-go salad is just perfect for an active person. It has all the things that you need to replenish your energy such as vitamin, protein, and a bit carbs. All those nutrients are packed in crunchy cashew and fried noodle with a delicious wrap made of tortilla. Grab a wrap of this chicken salad and you will feel stuffed without feeling drowsy afterwards.
- 200 ounces cooked skinless and boneless chicken breast. Cut into small pieces.
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup cashews. Roughly chopped.
- 1/4 cup sliced white part of green onions
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red cabbage
- 1/2 cup sliced mandarin oranges.
- A bit salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 large tortillas
- 1 cup noodles. Deep fried
- Combine the chicken, sugar, mayonnaise, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and Dijon mustard thoroughly.
- Sprinkle the combination of chicken, mayonnaise, etc. with salt and pepper.
- Add the cashews, white part of the green onions, half of the mandarin oranges, and the red cabbage.
- Refrigerate all the mixture for 30 minutes. It will make the flavors blended perfectly.
- Spread a tortilla and place a dollop of chicken salad.
- To kick it up a notch, place a few mandarin oranges and deep fried noodles, then roll them up.
- Simple Japanese Salad
I can recall the memory of the first time I had bento (Japanese lunch box) in a famous Japanese restaurant. There was some salad in it. It was full of veggies which were mixed with unique sauce and some egg rolls. It was sweet, sour, and crispy. The most appealing thing is that it is very simple. You can even make it at home.
- 200 grams cabbage. Thinly-sliced
- 200 grams carrots. Grate it roughly
- 100 grams radish. Grate it roughly
- 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ½ tablespoon of sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon of vinegar
- 2 eggs. Take the yolk only
- 200 cc salad oil
- 1 teaspoon of mustard sauce
- 3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
- 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- Mix the carrot, cabbage, a teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of sugar well. Squeeze the water out. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Set aside.
- Mix the radish with ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ tablespoon of sugar well. Squeeze the water out. Add ½ tablespoon of vinegar. Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix the yolk and mustard. While you are mixing them, add the oil gradually until the mixture becomes thicker
- Add the tomato ketchup, salt, simple syrup, lemon juice, and pepper into the mixture of yolk and mustard. Mix them well.
- Mix the sauce and the salad. Finally, Simple Japanese Salad is ready to serve.
- Sweet Vegan Super-food Salad
This is a fantastic salad that can make vegetarians smile exuberantly. No meat, no bland taste, and rich in antioxidants as this salad contain super-food.
- 100 g mixed baby salad leaves
- 300 g cherry tomatoes
- 2 beetroot, thinly sliced.
- 200 g strawberries
- 30 g alfalfa sprouts
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cucumbers. Slice them thinly
- 2 avocados. Cut them in half, then peel, pit, and slice them
- 150 g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- freshly ground black pepper
- 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- Let’s begin with making the dressing. Put all the ingredients in a small jug. Whisk them.
- Put all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss them well.
- Drizzle the salad with the dressing. Mix them well.
Those are some healthy salads for lunch. You can also try those healthy salads for diet program. They are simple, easy to make, healthy, yummy, and will fill you up and hold your drowsiness at bay.