4 Ways to Make Salads that ACTUALLY Fill you Up July 4, 2016

by Trisha Eat

We all want to eat healthily. But sometimes a salad of just leaves is a bit deceptive. You eat it… feel great for about 5 minutes and then head to the biscuit jar to binge on biscuits because you’re just not full at all! These salads from our chefs are healthy, nutritious, delicious AND filling. What more could you ask for? Find out the top 4 ways to make a salad filling

1. Beans

Bodacious Black Bean, Halloumi and Quinoa Salad
Kylie's Greek Salad of the Gods

Beans are a great way to add some bulk to your salad, without making it heavy or unhealthy. Whether you’re a kidney beans, casseloni beans or broad bean kind of person – just add them into your salad for a delightful flavour and filling salad.

2. Protein

Pan-Fried Chicken
Seared Black Pepper Steak Salad

Whether you add in a bit of cheese, egg or some meat, proteins are famous for filling you up far more than veggies or rice.

3. Root Vegetables

Roasted Butternut Squash and Halloumi Jumble
Roasted Butternut Squash

Sweet potatoes, carrots, swede or parsnips are all great if you peel them, add some salt, pepper and oil, and roast them at about 190 degrees C for about 30 minutes. Then just add them to your salad and you’ll be on your way to a lunch dream are made of.

4. Grains

Freekeh-ishly Healthy Salad
Protein-Packed Chorizo, Quinoa and Almond Jumble

Add whole grains like quinoa, bulgur, red rice into your salad. Whole grains release energy in a much slower way that their refined counterparts, do not only will you stay full for longer, you’ll be able to keep your energy levels up for longer!

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