Healthy summer salads

ah… the silly season. This time of the year down under is usually hectic with celebrations, shopping and errands. 2014 is no different except that the recent events here in Sydney, Australia brutally reminded us that it is important to enjoy life to the fullest and so everyday,..

Being healthy is then essential so we can make the most of each day. I always say to my patients:

if you cannot find the motivation to be healthy just do it for your loved ones and all the happy occasions you want to live with them.

During summer and the silly season the weather is usually perfect for a healthy salad full of nutrients and vitality so here is a selection of ingredients to combine in yummy summer salads… Between parties and celebrations your body will be thankful for a healthy meal.

Even if we have been very busy with the wedding preparation, we make sure to eat nutritious meals every day.

Quickly prepared, full of nutrients and colours these salads are perfect for the lunch box.  I use fresh ingredients from the local market whenever possible or organic canned products for conveniency.

Tuna salad

Green healthy salad

  • Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Capsicum
  • Spinach
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Broccolini
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Dried oregano leaves
  • Dried thyme leaves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan salt

Healthy pasta salad

Healthy pasta salad

  • Organic penne/pasta
  • Homemade ajar (Macedonian treat) or tomato sauce (fresh from the garden) made with carrot chunks
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Beef sausages cut in small pieces
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mixed herbs

Male-friendly salad

Healthy summer salad suggestion

  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Minced beef meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Freekkeh
  • Buckwheat
  • Linseeds
  • Turmeric
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Coconut amino
  • Coconut oil
  • Celtic salt

Rice & salmon salad

Summer salad health

  • Organic Norwegian salmon
  • Asparagus
  • Semi sun dried tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
  • Inca berries
  • Pickles
  • Brown rice
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut aminos
  • Himalayan salt

Franco Australian saladHealthy summer salad

  • Kale
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Mixed nuts
  • Dried fruits
  • Chia seeds
  • Camembert
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper

Deluxe cabbage salad

Salad healthy summer

  • Cabbage
  • Broccolini
  • Linseeds
  • Chickpeas
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Cashews
  • Chicken
  • Capsicum
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mixed herbs
  • Wholegrain mustard
  • Himalayan salt

Not really a salad but still delicious

Healthy snack salad

  • Spinach leaves
  • Goji berries
  • Seed cracker
  • Cashew cheese
  • Linseeds

Good fat(s) salad

Healthy salad for healthy summer

  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Cucumber
  • Green stuffed olives
  • Mixed nuts
  • Sultanas
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Avocado
  • Smoked salmon
  • Carrot
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut aminos

Another deluxe pasta salad Yummy salad healthy

  • Spinach
  • Mushsrooms
  • Chickpeas
  • Sultanas
  • Broccoli
  • Onions
  • Fresh egg pasta filled in with spinach and pesto
  • Coconut oil

Perfect salad for a picnic

Healthy summer salad picnic europe

  • Green beans
  • Tuna
  • Jasmin rice
  • Green olives
  • Black olives
  • Heart of palm
  • Mungo beans
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

Sorry-running-out-of-time-and-ingredients salad

Healthy salad

  • Boiled eggs
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Purple carrots
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Red onion

For regular salad inspiration do not hesitate to follow @enSalades on Instagram

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Enjoy the silly season! Season’s greetings! Happy days!

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