Healthy Fruit Based Salads
FRUITS! They are truly the basis of a healthy living. Why? Because they abound in compounds known as antioxidants. These antioxidants support us. They perform the following functions in our body:
• Reduce inflammation.
• Delay the onset of various chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
• Neutralize the harmful free radicals from the body and protect the cell damage.
• Strengthen our immune system.
Apple, Banana and Date Salad
While fruits are one of the easiest to consume as they do not require cooking, most people find it quite boring to follow that habit on a daily basis. Fruits are then often associated with juices. But you will be amazed to see how fruits can be used to make a variety of mouth-watering salads, along with other ingredients like veggies, sprouts and tasty dressings that perk up the taste and nutrition quotient of these salads. Not only do fruits add a juicy crunch to the salads, they also pool in fibre and other important nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, which are very important to maintain body functions. Fruity Salad Recipes include Watermelon and Mint Salad, Lettuce and Apple Salad, etc.
Watermelon and Mint Salad
Simple Healthy Fruit Salads
Don’t have much time on hand, but want to go in for a healthy fruit based salad? You are in the right section. It is true that the right combination of ingredients can make any dish tempting and flavourful. Here we have carefully chosen some ingredients to make nutri-dense salads. Pineapple Cucumber and Celery Salad and Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad are some such salads. Loaded with vitamin C, both these salads help build your immunity to various diseases. These made with juicy fruits also help to make up for some water requirement of the day.
Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad
Fiber Rich Fruit Based Healthy Salads
Fiber is that one nutrient which each one of us have to include in diet. It is necessary to keep the digestive tract healthy and ease of bowel movements. In other words, it prevents constipation. To keep your gut healthy stay steer off the fried foods and include a whole lot of fruit based salads like Fruit and Lettuce Salad (3 g of fiber / serving) and Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad (4.3 g of fiber / serving).
Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad
Healthy Fruit Salads with Healthy Dressings
Dressing play a very important role in making up of a healthy salad. Lemon based and curd based dressing work the best. They do not add any unnecessary calories to your salad. You can try our Watermelon and Mint Salad which has a lemon juice, honey and olive as a dressing. The lemon juice will add vitamin C, while the olive oil adds a touch of healthy fats – Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA). These fats protect your heart.
On the other hand, if you want to be a little creative try our fruits based dressings. Yes, you read it correct. A fruit based salad with a fruit based dressing – a complete health package. We have experimented with apple to make Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Apple Dressing and Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing to enrich your diet with fiber and Vitamin A respectively.
Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing
Sprouts and Fruity Healthy Salads
Sprouts are known as the ‘living food’. True to its name, the process of sprouting increases the amount of most nutrients they abound in. They are rich in protein and help in the maintenance of body cells. They are a weight watcher’s best friend too. Learn about All the Benefits of Sprouts.
Here we have combined sprouts with fruits to make extremely healthy salads like Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad and Pear Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad. With just 97 calories per serving and rich in a host of nutrients like calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and potassium, the Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad is a salad which every weight watcher would like to indulge into. On the other hand, Pear Spinach and bean Sprouts Salad is also a healthy option for a trimmed waist line with a total calorie count of 64 and carbs about 11.6 g.
Pear Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad
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