Ever find it hard to balance killing it at work, staying active, saving money, nurturing your relationships, finding time for yourself, AND eating healthy? If that sounded like a rhetorical question, then it sounds like you might need a good power salad recipe to help you motor through it all.
Veggie lovers know that when it comes to salad, the sky’s the limit. Salads can be big or small, and can be intended as just an appetizer, a side, or the main course–as long as you do it right. Serve up a garden salad as a side to complete a balanced meal, but don’t expect to stay full if all you have is a sliced up cucumber with a drizzle of balsamic for lunch. If you’re going for just salad for lunch or dinner, you’ve got to bulk and balance it up, picking high-protein vegetables (yes, that’s a thing) like kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, and high-fibre ingredients like whole grains, or fibre-rich veggies that will really give you the nourishment you need to stay full.
Enter the Wheat Berry Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette. This hearty recipe is loaded with plant based fibre, whole grain protein, as well as a cornucopia of vitamins and minerals to replenish your body with the goodness it needs when you lead a busy lifestyle. And perhaps most crucially, it’s also a meal that you’ll actually look forward to when lunch time rolls around. Because if you can’t even look forward to your lunch, what’s the point?
Salad power is not to be underestimated, and if you don’t know what I mean, try out the recipe below and see for yourself! Eat the salad, feel the power..
Wheat Berry Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- 1 large head of broccoli, chopped into florets
- 1 cup edamame
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup wheat berries
- ¼ cup quinoa
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- ½ red onion
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Agave syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
- Salt and pepper
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