I love a good salad, but I do have my usual go to salad and sometimes get sick of it. Here are some simple ideas that can make your salad taste amazing without too much hassle. I’m hoping this helps me too!

1. Boiled Eggs

Super easy and one of my favourite additions to a salad! You can keep boiled eggs in the fridge a few days in advance to make it easier.

2. Sautéed Broccoli

I LOVE putting vegetables in a salad! It’s a great way to eat your veggies. Cut your broccoli into small pieces and then sauté them over a medium heat with some olive oil, salt, pepper and chilli flakes (optional). salad

3. Honey Roasted Carrots

Another great vegetable to add to salads. I love slow roasting my carrots and adding a bit of honey to make them sweet. It’s best to do this with baby carrots; but if you can’t find them, chop your normal carrots into thinner slices. Coat in olive oil, salt, pepper and a bit of honey. Cook for at least 1 hour in a low to medium oven (160C/320F).

4. Nuts & Seeds

Anything you can think of! Sunflower seeds, pepitas, cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, etc.high protein snacks

5. Olives & Capers

Not for everyone, but these are really salty and zingy. Olives are one of my favourite foods! :)

6. Roast Pumpkin

It’s a bit of effort to roast them, but the effort is worth it! I love the combination of roast pumpkin, nuts and cheese in my salads.

7. Fruit

Fruit can really make your salad taste amazing, and most fruits taste really great with cheese (feta = yum!). My favourite fruits to put in a salad include strawberries, blueberries, grapes and citrus fruits. fruit berries

8. Healthy Dressing

Salads ALWAYS taste better with a dressing. This is a simple dressing that tastes good on anything.

  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil

Put in a container and shake vigorously – the lemon juice and olive oil will emulsify and it will become thicker.

Here is another dressing recipe that is creamy but still healthy.

  • 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Again, but in a container and shake vigorously.

9. Turn It Into A Salad Bowl

Add some healthy grains such as brown rice and / or quinoa to make it more of a salad bowl. You can buy these in microwaveable packets now to make it really easy.salad

10. Put It In A Pita

If you need something a bit more substantial, then put it all in a pita or wrap! Super easy.

Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

One Response

  1. Hi Rachael,

    My calves and thighs are really sore from leg day. However if my goal is to trim fat + get lean legs, is it beneficial to do running/walking after hard leg days? To help with trimming the fat

    Ps. Thank you :)

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