Like the idea of salad for lunch or dinner? The trick is to get the balance right.
If you’re a fan of food on Instagram (and who isn’t) you will be familiar with the trend of bowl food: gorgeously arranged, colorful meals – usually including avocado, often including kale – promoted as the latest in health-giving goodness.
Poké places, raw food cafes and salad bars let you happily create a beautiful bowl, brimming with healthy-looking goodies. Or you can throw together your own abundance-style salad bowl – they’re a great way to make leftover bits and pieces feel special, and they’re also excellent for getting a good range of vegetables into a lunch meal. Build it right, and a salad bowl meal can be a hearty, healthful and nutritious option.
But there are some traps when it comes to salads and bowls; traps that could mean we’re tricking ourselves thinking we’re eating a super-healthy option, when actually we’re not.