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15 Simple And Healthy Salad Recipes You Should Try Today

15 Simple And Healthy Salad Recipes You Should Try Today

Need a simple, healthy and fun way to add veggies into your diet? Have you been avoiding making salads because it’s just too complicated or boring? Well look no further here are 15 simple and healthy salad recipes you should try today.

1. Strawberry Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

Simple Healthy Salad Recipes

    Strawberries and bacon. Who knew? Substitute coconut oil for bacon fat and honey for sugar to make a healthier version of this tasty salad.
    Recipe source.

    2. Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Roasted Cauliflower Mushroom Quinoa Salada

      A flavourful and warm salad hearty enough for a main dish. Call it a casserole and you could serve to even the most salad-loathing guests and they’d never know.
      Recipe source.

      3. Kale Salad With Meyer Lemon Dressing

      Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

        This simple and healthy salad recipe packs a lot of unique flavours in one bite. Pomegranates, goat cheese, avocado, lemon and pecans. Yum!
        Recipe source.

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        4. Mushroom, Lemon And Lentil Salad

        Mushroom Lentil Salad

          Next on our list of warms salad recipes features mushrooms again. With the added lentils, this salad has a hearty protein punch.
          Recipe source.

          5. Berry, Lemon, Chicken And Feta Salad

          Berry and Chicken Salad with Lemon Dressing

            One of my favorite salad recipes is this sweet and savory chicken salad with berries, lemon and feta. The perfect salad for a light spring meal.
            Recipe source.

            6. Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad

            Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

              This salad recipe gives a whole new meaning to cool as a cucumber. Crushed peppers give it a hot kick too.
              Recipe source.

              7. Broccoli, Apple And Almond Salad

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              Broccoli Apple and Almond Salad

                Another hearty bowl on this list of salad recipes. I find broccoli really adds a density to salad and in this one it’s the feature. Though, if you’re not a fan of olives, you can simply omit them and it will still taste delicious.
                Recipe source.

                 

                8. Berry Chicken Salad With Poppy-seed Dressing

                Berry Chicken Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

                  Can you tell I’m a fan of salad recipes with fruit? Berries just add another dimension to a salad that can’t be given with any type of vegetable. Try it, you won’t regret it.
                  Recipe source.

                  9. Strawberry Asparagus Salad

                  Strawberry Asparagus Salad

                    It’s not often you see asparagus in a salad recipe, but here’s one that has strawberries too. So easy. So tasty!
                    Recipe source.

                    10. Vietnamese Chicken, Avocado And Lemongrass Spring Roll Salad

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                    Vietnamese Chicken Avocado Salad

                      It sounds complicated, but is actually quite simple and totally healthy. If you want a little challenge in the kitchen try making the Hoisin Crackers for a little crunch.
                      Recipe source.

                      11. Kale Salad with Pear, Hazelnuts and Cranberries

                      Kale Pear Hazelnut Salad

                        Whether you’re a kale lover or newbie, this recipe is sure to please. Toasty nuts and sweet pear add a delicious texture and depth.
                        Recipe source.

                        12. Honey Walnut Power Salad

                        Honey Walnut Power Salad

                          If you’re new to power bowls, here’s a simple and healthy salad recipe to get you started. It’s full of nutrients, antioxidants and deliciousness.
                          Recipe source.

                          13. Green Goddess Potato Salad

                          Green Goddess Potato Salad

                            This salad recipe is a healthy and green take on the classic potato salad. Spruce up your spuds with a tasty pesto-like dressing.
                            Recipe source.

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                            14. Shrimp And Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

                            Shrimp and Avocado Salad

                              Here’s a simple and healthy salad recipe that will wow your guests. Bring the thai heat right to your kitchen.
                              Recipe source.

                              15. Peas, Potatoes, Acidulated Shallots + Creamy Dill Dressing

                              Peas Potatoes and Shallots Salad

                                Here’s another simple and healthy recipe that only sounds fancy. Don’t be fooled by the big words, just put it in your mouth.
                                Recipe source.

                                Want some inspiration for a healthy snack? Check out these 10 Highly Healthy And Delicious Vegan Snacks Recipes.

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                                Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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