This Bright Balanced Spring Salad is the dish you need for a boost of delicious flavor! Packed with all the vitamins and minerals, it’s a wonderful way to eat a balanced meal.
How could you not love a delicious bowl that’s filled with flavor and nutrients? It’s so easy to toss together mid-work-week or prepare in advance for ease.
We’re all about prioritizing the combination of enjoyment and nourishment here at Nutrition Stripped. And this recipe is a beautiful example of just that!
Using the Foundational Five to Create This Bright Balanced Spring Salad
In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.
The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, Starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals).
You can download our free guide that walks you through our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals that you can use to meal prep or cook fresh this week!
Kale Nutrition Benefits
Extremely Nutrient Dense
Kale is jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K! Plus, it’s got some calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and even copper.
A Great Source of Antioxidants
Kale is also packed with antioxidants. These guys are particularly important for fighting off those free radicals in order to ultimately help prevent and fight disease.
Ingredients Needed To Make This Bright Balanced Spring Salad
- Massaged kale
- Romaine lettuce
- Green beans
- Hardboiled eggs
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Herb Tahini Dressing
- Bragg’s olive oil
How To Make This Bright Balanced Spring Salad
First, combine all of your ingredients (except for the dressing) in a large bowl. Toss until all ingredients are combined! Lastly, drizzle your Herb Tahini Dressing and splash olive oil over top. Combine one last time until the salad is evenly coated!
Tips For Making This Bright Balanced Spring Salad
There’s a tip you should keep in mind that will help you save time when assembling this salad.
Prep Your Ingredients In Advance
Looking to speed up the prep time a bit? You can chop up and prepare your vegetables in advance so you have a little less work on your hands when you decide to assemble your Bright Balanced Spring Salad. Save the seasoning until right before you’re going to eat! This will ensure you preserve the texture and turgor of the vegetables.
FAQ About How To Make This Bright Balanced Spring Salad
What if I don’t like Tahini?
Don’t sweat it! Tahini isn’t for everyone, and that’s perfectly fine. Simply opt for your favorite Flavor Factor dressing instead, such as our Honey Mustard Dressing!