superfood salad for your weight loss

Tasty superfood salad recipes for your weight loss

January 19. 2022

The word superfood pops up on your phone or laptop nearly every day, but have you ever got into what it means? We are here to give you the best superfood salad recipes for weight loss and a brief explanation of what superfoods are.

Foods that have a very high nutritional density are representatives of superfoods. This means they provide vital nutrients and have meager calories. They contain vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Superfoods can decrease the effect of free radicals linked to some health problems but don’t think of them as cures for these diseases. Those health problems involve:

  • Heart disease
  • Immune deficiency
  • Respiratory diseases

Superfoods can also promote nail and hair growth, increase energy levels, decrease inflammation, and help maintain a healthy weight. Whichever weight loss clinic you go to, everyone will recommend incorporating superfoods into your diet for your overall health and weight loss.

The most popular superfoods are:

  • Salmon
  • Leafy greens
  • Soy
  • Barley
  • Berries
  • Garlic
  • Spirulina
  • Dark chocolate
  • Brazil nuts

Now let’s mix these superfoods into salads that can be highly beneficial for your weight loss!

Colorful salad

For this recipe, you’re going to need to cook mixed color quinoa in vegetable stock, grill the broccoli seasoned with some salt and extra virgin olive oil, and roast butternut squash. In a bowl, add shredded red cabbage, shredded cos lettuce, chopped mint, chopped parsley, bulls blood leaves and cress, blanched edamame beans, some cooked corn, and cooked quinoa. Coat the salad with a dressing made from freshly squeezed lemon juice and coconut yogurt. Mix it well with the ingredients in the bowl, add the grilled broccoli and roasted squash, and sprinkle it with crispy quinoa and black sesame seeds. Yummy, colorful, and crispy!

Green salad

Grab all the leafy greens you can find – kale, spinach, broccoli florets, cabbage. Shred all the vegetables up and added to cooked quinoa. Take an apple and cut it into cubes. Then add the cubes into the salad mixture. Add in chia seeds, hemp seeds, and toasted slivered almonds. To add a bit more color and vitamins, you can chop a mix of red, yellow, and green pepper to this salad.

When it comes to dressing, that’s when things get interesting. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, pinch of cayenne pepper, and add salt and pepper to taste. Magnifique!

Exotic salad

Take a bowl and add blueberries, grapes, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, mixed nuts, and stir to combine; set aside. Add avocado, lime juice, and balsamic oil into a blender – that will be the dressing for this salad.
Chop the kale and mix it with cooked quinoa and the dressing. Then add the exotic mix of fruits and seeds, toss mixed sprouts on top, and that’s it!

Pink salad

This superfood salad is perfect for your weight loss because it’s very rich and nutritious and will keep you full for longer. This recipe requires the following ingredients: salmon, cauliflower, white sweet potato, arugula, flax and sunflower seeds, freshly squeezed orange juice, olive oil, garlic, Greek yogurt. The dressing is light, zippy, and lightly creamy and is made out of the final four ingredients listed.
Season the sweet potato and cauliflower with olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper and grill it. For the salmon, you can either bake it or fry it. Put the arugula, cauliflower, and sweet potato on the plate, sprinkle the seeds on top and add the salmon. Drizzle with the dressing and bon appetit!

Orange salad

While the quinoa and broccoli are cooking, take an orange and a sharp knife, and remove all the pith and skin from the orange. Do this over a separate bowl so you can catch all the juice from the orange so you can use it in your dressing. Mix the caught juice with some lemon juice, oil, honey, and parsley. Season it with some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Now take a plate and make a quinoa bed on it. Add the broccoli and the orange on top of it, drizzle it with the dressing, and enjoy this refreshing salad!

Wild salad

Put the wild rice to cook, cut the asparagus in half lengthwise and also put it to cook, and cook the eggs. While these three ingredients are cooking, make the dressing by mixing lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Add cooked rice, asparagus, and frisee lettuce to the dressing and combine. Then transfer the mixture to a serving plate and grate the eggs over the top. Scatter with the baby cress and serve.

Easy Caprese salad

To make this Caprese salad, you’ll first need to cook the quinoa. Once it’s cooked, place it in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients: cherry tomatoes, mini mozzarella, basil leaves, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Mix the ingredients well and enjoy! This might not be a massive salad to fill you up, but it’s light and perfect for warm weather and weight loss.

The superfoods for your salads don’t have to be bought in a special store or pricey. Any superfoods you can find will do their thing. The only important thing is to incorporate them into your diet. Replacing as many processed foods as you can with whole foods will drastically improve your health and weight. If you need additional information on this subject, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

Tips that can help you incorporate more superfoods into your diet:

  • Start your day with a cup of green tea or matcha tea
  • Add shredded greens to soups and stir-fries
  • Add in foods that are rich in color to your plate
  • Include vegetables and fruit every time you eat, both into your meals and snacks
  • Snack on nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
  • Make cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, and garlic your go-to spices

If you’re taking any supplementation like phentermine, following these tips is also how to intensify phentermine.

Final thoughts

When it comes to superfood salad recipes, what really sets them apart from other salads, is their mix of texture, deliciousness, and energy. They have a high fiber and protein content, so they keep you full for longer, so you snack less.

Every single one of the suggested salads includes mostly the same ingredients, which is the base of every superfood salad. Still, there is something that makes them unique. There is so much healthiness going on in these salads; they can make up for most of the cookies, brownies, and alcoholic beverages you had.

All of this is what makes these superfood salads perfect for weight loss!

 

Nurse Walton

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Nurse Walton

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Chanay received her Practical Nurse licensure and went to work in clinical specialties such as Home Health, Assisted Living, Long-Term Care and Dialysis Centers. Through this work, she realized the importance of diet, nutrition and weight loss among her patients. This led her to open A Better Weigh, Inc. Medical Weight Loss Center in 2009.

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