If you are planning to throw a real good surprise for your loved ones, this homemade Asian Spinach Salad recipes will be the ideal choice for you.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
- 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts drained
- 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges drained
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup Asian Ginger Plum Dressing & Marinade
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- Add spinach, water chest nuts, mushrooms, mandarin oranges, and bean sprouts to a large bowl. Mix to combine.
- Toss with Asian Ginger Plum Dressing & Marinade.
- Top with slivered almonds.
- 160 Calories (kcal)
- 8 Fat (g)
- 1 Saturated Fat (g)
- 22 Carbohydrates (g)
- 6 Fiber (g)
- 10 Sugar (g)
- 5 Protein (g)
- 0 Cholesterol (mg)
- 250 Sodium (mg)
How often do you take your salad? You should make eating salad your lifestyle habit. Salads are so cool and have a crunchy texture. Whatever meal you serve, ensure that a plate of healthy salad is part of it.
Asian Salad spinach is very nutritious .It is made up of a fusion of spinach, water chestnuts, mushrooms, oranges and bean sprouts. It is high in fiber. Eating a fiber-rich salad before taking your main meal makes you to feel full faster. If you are among the people who are trying to lose weight, have a plate of salad before you settle down for a meal. You will end up consuming fewer calories as it helps you cut calories and feel full faster. It is also good in controlling the levels of sugar in the blood.
If you eat salads regularly, and especially if some raw vegetables are in the salad, the levels of antioxidant in your blood will be high. Antioxidant gives your body protection against damage caused by free radicals which are harmful.
Depending on your salad recipe idea, you can add some few tablespoons of nuts or any other oily seed to your salad is important. It helps to boost your daily intake of the healthy fats. Fats usually increase the satiety levels therefore will make the salad more filling.
Some salad recipes require one to use additives. Avoid the use of some specific cooked ingredients and commercially made additives to your salad. The additives may prevent you from getting all the health benefits of salad as they counteract all the goodness. The main culprits here are the salad dressings. Apart from being full of processed fats, they are also full of high fructose corn syrup. Excess fructose contributes to diabetes and most of the chronic diseases. You can instead make your dressing using healthy oil, herbs or lemon.
Another mistake to avoid is adding cooked or processed foods to a salad. Foods such as full-fat cheeses and salted or sweetened nuts do add flavor and texture to the salads. However, they bring in additional calories, extra sugar, and unhealthy fats. So, if you must use them, just add minimal quantity in order to enjoy the full nutritional potential of your salad.