How to Make a Healthy Vegan Salad Oil-Free

Normally, when people want to start changing their eating habits so they can eat healthier, they opt for eating salads. Salads are a great way to get you started. They contain lots of healthy ingredients filled with vitamins and minerals our body needs.

One of the common mistakes that people often make when making a salad or ordering one while eating out is not taking into consideration the dressing. A lot of dressings are filled with sugar and oil.

When it comes to making a salad, you want to chose ingredients that are healthy. This healthy vegan salad that I will be sharing with you today is oil-free.

Your base for the salad would be a green veggie such as lettuce, kale, spinach or mixed greens.

The next step is to add a legume or a bean to your salad. I use black beans in this recipe, but you can also use any other types of beans you like. Black beans are a great source of fiber, calcium and protein among other things. So, it’s a great ingredient that you can incorporate in your salad.

Afterwards, you can add three to four vegetables. This is often difficult since veggies are not often popular, especially when eaten raw. However, they are essential to healthy eating.

The best way to get your body used to eating vegetables is starting with those you’re already familiar with and like. You can then experiment with new veggies to see which ones you like and get used to their flavors.

Radishes, tomatoes, green onions and spinach are great veggies to start off with. You can also garnish your salad with healthy fats such as avocados. Otherwise, you can use nuts or seeds if you prefer.

When it comes to spices, less is often more. Cumin, pepper and salt are always a safe choice.

Since you’re not using oil, a great substitute is lemon juice. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and fiber.

This salad recipe is a great meal for either lunch or supper.

Watch the video below for full recipe.

Source: http://www.whfoods.org/

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