We love our salads around here. “Big-Ass Salad” is a term thrown around with reckless abandon. They are big, they are delicious, and they are mix-matchable until the cows come home. I have them all the time because they never get boring; there are just so many combinations of flavors—so many that you have to take serious notes when you find a concoction you love so that you can replicate it later. Need some ideas for your salad party? Try these 10 healthy ingredients to add to your salads as soon as possible!
10 Ingredients to Add to Your Salads
1. Eggs: We’ve detailed our love for the Safest Choice Egg and given fun ideas for how to get kids excited about eating eggs. But eggs give salads an awesome protein punch. If you’re tired of the standard hard-boiled egg on your salad, try sunny side up! With Safest Choice eggs, you don’t have to worry about runny eggs…they’re pasteurized, so you can have a sunny-side-up salad without worry about undercooked eggs. (Perfect if you’re pregnant!)
2. Avocado: Avocados are one of our absolute faves to add to salads. They’re super tasty (it’s hard not to just eat them straight!), but they’re also a great source of good fats and vitamins K, B6, C, folate and fiber.
3. Asparagus: Asparagus is one of those power foods that packs a powerful punch. A good source of fiber, asparagus will help you meet your daily needs for vitamins K, A and folate. Take 10 minutes to roast a few spears to make your salad extra yummy.
4. Veggie Mix: For super salad speed, we love prepackaged salad mixes and veggie combos. They make it easy to get a variety of nutrients, already chopped and cleaned. Plus, salad mixes provide variety in lettuce—and pack way more nutrients than your standard iceberg!
5. Spinach: Throw in a handful of spinach leaves to pack more nutritional value into your salad—or base your salad on spinach entirely. These leafy greens are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins A and K, folate, iron and calcium.