I’ve been working on creating some balance in my life, between business, family, and my health and wellbeing. I love to indulge – who doesn’t, right? But I also like how I feel when I eat healthy, when my body gets the nourishment it needs. I’ve been working with a life coach for the past few months, (which is absolutely amazing and I recommend to anyone who’s thinking about it…!) and while the program is open-minded when concerning food and diets, there was one thing she recommended to everybody.
Eat a salad every day.
It’s so simple. Create one meal each day that’s devoted to fresh and seasonal veggies and fruits. Salads are full of nutrients, vitamins, and fibre, and they’re just so good for you! But if you’re like me, you might be hesitant to make the switch – I mean, a salad each and every day? Won’t I get bored? I quickly discovered that there are literally a million and one salad recipes, and if I’m strapped for time or out and about, there are some amazing options to throw together a quick and yummy salad!
Why You Should Eat a Salad Every Day
My favourite brand of ‘bagged’ salads is Eat Smart! They make a delicious variety of salads that are perfect as a side dish or a full meal. I love them because they’re committed to using clean ingredients, and by the end of 2018, all of their products will contain NO artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives.
I work from home most days, but that doesn’t mean I spend the day cooking – in fact, it’s the opposite. I find myself scrambling to eat a balanced meal because I get caught up in the business of it all. The chef-inspired salad kits blend superfoods together to make delicious bowls with flavours like Sweet Kale, Strawberry Harvest, or Sunflower Kale.
And if you’re looking for salads on the go, Eat Smart! created these awesome Salad Shake-Ups, which feature a unique lockable lid for easy mixing, and a sturdy and deep bowl, making it the perfect way to enjoy superfood on the go. There are no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives in these bowls of yum, which makes you feel so good about eating ‘fast food’!
I couldn’t decide which was my favourite flavour – Avocado Ranch, Tropical Lime, or Raspberry Acia – because all three were super delicious. I did find them a bit on the light side with only 200 or so calories, so I added some tofu, almonds, or grilled chicken to them to round it out a bit.
Eating a salad every day helps me feel balanced and keeps me on track towards my health and wellness goals. Salads are quick to make, and they are light and easy to digest. I love that Eat Smart! makes delicious single-served and family-sized gourmet salads that have no fake colours, flavours, or preservatives, and full of superfoods in delicious varieties.
Head over to the Eat Smart website and sign up to their monthly newsletter for Exclusive Offers, and follow Eat Smart on Facebook and Twitter for more info. Eating a salad every day helps me on my health journey, and it keeps my day more balanced. Eating a plant-based meal at lunch means I’m not trying to beat an afternoon slump.
If you’re trying to balance out your meals, eat a little healthier, and maintain the energy to get you through your day, you should definitely try adding a salad to your every day meal plan!
How often do you eat a salad?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.