Want to knock down the extra kilos that you have gained in the lockdown? You can easily do so by replacing high-calorie food with healthy, nutritious salads. These are not just loaded with vitamins, minerals, or fibre but are delicious too. These salads are made with the right ingredients which have low calories. Have you ever thought about why salads are always advisable for weight loss? Because they are prepared with the right ingredients that fill you with fibres, antioxidants, iron, vitamins that a body requires without giving you extra calories. In addition, eating salads can kick up your metabolism rate, which helps you drop a few kilos. So grab a bowl of these easy salad recipes and get back in your desired shape. 

Spinach and Cabbage Salad

This is the most accessible green salad recipe that you can make at your home. It would be best to toss the veggies in a jiffy, as it doesn’t require cooking. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup shredded spinach leaves 
  • ½ cup shredded cabbage 
  • 2/2 cup shredded red cabbage 
  • 2 tbsp walnuts (chopped)
  • 1.2 cup carrots (thinly, grated)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder 
  • ½ tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. Wash all the above veggies thoroughly, take a big deep bowl and combine all the salad ingredients in it. 
  2. Take a saucepan, add some butter or olive oil and add the combined salad ingredients to it. 
  3. Saute for a couple or two minutes. Just remove the rawness of the vegetables. 
  4. Once it is done, transfer to your plate and garnish with sesame seeds. 

Your healthy veggie salad is prepared!

Capsicum and Bean Sprout Salad 

This salad is a powerhouse of all the minerals and especially a source of vitamin C. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup bean sprouts 
  • ¼ cup capsicum (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp garlic clove
  • 1 tsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tsp vinegar 
  • ½ tsp chilli powder 
  • ½ tsp sugar 
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts (coarsely crushed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp spring onions (chopped)

Procedure:

  1. Take a big deep bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, chilli powder, sugar, peanuts, and set aside. 
  2. In a separate bowl, take bean sprouts, capsicum and give them a good mix. 
  3. Heat a saucepan with some olive oil, add chopped garlic, saute for a second and add the peanut and soy sauce mixture. Saute them for a second and turn the flame off. 
  4. Pour this mixture over a salad and give a thorough mix. 

Your green capsicum salad is ready, garnish it with chopped spring onions and serve.