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Meal salads are delicious and ideal if you have less time to cook. No complicated recipes: you just throw all the ingredients together, and you're done. Moreover, it is not at all difficult to ensure that the result is healthy. You only have to make sure that the different ingredients are in balance with each other.

How you do that, we tell you in today's blog. We also give you some suggestions for healthy and tasty recipes. Making a meal salad is even easier!We at Mumbai Square regularly practice all these recipes and getting great results from them. Our customers are very happy. To learn more about Mumbai Square Click Here and enjoy the great and spice Indian food

Meal salad making tips

Of course, you can simply throw some leftover pasta together and call it a meal salad. To make a healthy meal salad, however, it is wise to ensure that the following five categories are included:

1. Vegetables

Many people do put some leaves of lettuce in their meal salad. However, that is a little thin, like vegetables for a whole meal. So add some other types! And no, that does not have to be just lettuce. Also raw vegetables, sprouts, roasted vegetables from the oven and steamed vegetables are delicious to give your salad some more filling.

A good rule of thumb: make sure that half of your meal salad consists of vegetables. That may seem like a lot, but with some variation, you are there soon!

2. (Lean) proteins

Proteins are important to give a salad more filling. Furthermore, you obviously need them to maintain body tissue (and muscles). Many people think of pieces of chicken with proteins in a salad, but much more is possible! That way, a boiled egg also works well, just like fish, whether or not out of cans. Legumes such as lentils and chickpeas also provide extra bite and filling.

Of course, you can also combine different proteins. In total, they make about a quarter of the meal salad.

3. Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates provide energy quickly and also provide extra fiber. Of course, it is important that you choose carbohydrates for whole-grain. Croutons, white pasta and other similar products are therefore not recommended.

Instead, for example, you can go for whole-grain pasta, rice or potatoes. Also, sweet potatoes are otherwise a good option if you want something different. And the aforementioned legumes also produce slow carbohydrates in addition to proteins. The carbohydrates also make up about a quarter of the salad in total.

4. Healthy fats

The healthy fats are perhaps a small category, but therefore no less important. They ensure that you can absorb the different nutrients better and saturate well. Do not eat too much of it - that makes the meal salad very high in calories.

Nuts and seeds are a very healthy and tasty way to add some fats. Also avocado or cubed cheese can be a tasty addition. Finally, the dressing can of course also form a source of healthy fats.

5. Homemade dressing

Of course, you cannot make a meal salad without dressing. Fortunately, that cannot really go wrong so quickly. The most important thing is that you make the dressing yourself. Most dressings from the supermarket are full of salt, sugar and unhealthy fats. Fortunately, you quickly establish yourself a healthy alternative based on yoghurt, olive oil or, for example, mustard and honey!