Fruity salads

Healthy eating can become a bit repetitive which is why I am going to create a new recipe, and post it on a Dairy of an Almost Housewife every Saturday morning. All of my recipes and food ideas will be easy to make but more importantly they will be kind to your waistline, without reducing your daily calorie intake to the same amount as a small child.

Today’s food idea is a grape and feta salad.

DSC_0208You can have this salad on its own, serve it with some chicken to spice up your packed lunch or if you are entertaining this weekend, why not have it as one of your side dishes?

I love having fruit in my salads as it gives them a bit more flavor, without adding all of the extra calories that salad dressings contain.

DSC_0205Ingredients:

-A large handful of red grapes: Grapes contain antioxidants known as polyphenols, which could slow or prevent many types of cancer. The fibre and potassium in grapes also help to support a healthy heart.

-Handful of Flaked Almonds: Almonds are packed with minerals and help to prevent weight gain…enough said! The magnesium in almonds helps to control your blood sugar levels which helps to reduce your cravings.

-Two handfuls of Spinach: The Iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in Spinach helps to keep your hair healthy.

Feta Cheese: Contains calcium to prevent you from developing osteoporosis in your old age.

-Lemon Juice (flavour to taste)

Directions

-Wash your spinach thoroughly and place it into a salad bowl (or a normal mixing bowl)

-Cut the grapes and feta cheese in half and pop them into the bowl

-Sprinkle your almond flakes onto your salad and mix it for a few mintues to make sure that the the flakes, feta and grapes are all spread out evenly.

-Pour a bit of lemon juice on your salad and mix some more.

Enjoy! (There isn’t any feta cheese on these pictures as I added it after these pictures were taken!)

I am giving you some freedom with the measurements and serving sizes for this salad because eating a big salad, without a dressing, isn’t going to make you gain weight! However, don’t over do it on the feta cheese.

As mentioned before if you want to eat this salad with a bit of meat, lightly seasoned chicken is the best meat to accompany this dish because chicken goes with everything!

Be adventurous with your salads and swap the salad dressings for a price of fruit to give it a bit more flavour. Orange and pomegranate go nicely together with chicken, and strawberries compliment both chicken and beef.

If you are finding your current diet hard to stick to because it’s boring, log on to a Diary of an Almost Housewife every Saturday morning for food recipes and ideas.

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2 Comments

  1. January 17, 2015 / 11:30 am

    Hmmm I’ve never been a huge fan of fruit in salads, but your ideas have given me a little inspiration to give some a go! Thanks! x

    • January 17, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      aww youre welcome! Let me know how you get on xxx

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