With autumn and cooler weather just around the corner, now’s the time to pack extra fruits and vegetables into our daily diets. Not only do whole foods and leafy greens form the foundation of a healthy diet, but they can also help support better immune function.
The so-called superfoods, like tomatoes, berries, nuts, and dark leafy greens, gain their name for having tons of vitamins and nutrients needed to support the body’s essential functions.
These foods should make up a good portion of the meals you eat every day. But between a full workday, a busy social life, and maintaining a workout routine, it can be hard to find the time. Sometimes, it’s just easier to opt for convenient but low-nutrition options.
Luckily, there’s no lack of exciting superfood salad recipes out there! We’ve rounded up four of our favorite options to make at home.
This quinoa superfood salad is sure to keep you going all day long
If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, now is the time. As one of the most nutrient-dense carbs out there, quinoa is the perfect base to add to any salad. It keeps you full and satisfied longer while providing you with all nine essential amino acids!
We especially like this recipe because it’s got various superfoods like broccoli, spinach, olive oil, and avocado. It’s genuinely the perfect salad.
Try this warm salad on a cold afternoon
There’s no reason to skip out on a salad when the weather turns cold! Many people turn to soups in the cooler months, but warm salads are a great, more portable meal option that allows you to get in essential nutrients on the go.
This recipe features kale, a well-known superfood famous for its high levels of Vitamins A, C, and K, which together provide vision, immune system, and blood support!
This sweet berry salad is packed with super antioxidants
Berries are another great nutrient-rich salad topper! Not only are they packed with vitamins and minerals, but berries also serve as a great source of antioxidants, which help prevent or delay the breakdown of cells in the body.
We love this salad when we’re craving something sweet but don’t want to overdo it.
There’s not always enough time to prepare food at home every day, and that’s okay! Our post-workout fix is the perfect on-the-go option.
For the days when you’re short on time, this salad (along with many more) is ready-made at our café, so you can get a healthy post-workout meal packed with superfood ingredients to keep you energetic and full while you conquer your day. This option includes tomatoes, pistachios, and avocado.
Whether you’re making these superfood salad recipes at home or stopping by the Cafe for a healthy pick-me-up, we hope you make getting more greens a part of your daily routine!