It is not always easy to stick to a healthy diet, especially if you are a foodie. But if we want to be fit, we have to make sacrifices and practice dietary discipline. We are taking our cue from actress Manisha Koirala, who seems to understand our plight. On her Insta stories, Manisha recently posted a photo of a healthy veggie salad, with lettuce, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. She wrote, “My toughest nutritionist @rachnarestores allowing only this lunch… Let’s hope I can keep this up!” The salad dressing was not evident – but the photo seems to suggest she added some extra virgin olive oil, along with salt and pepper. We also spotted some boiled eggs in the background. Check out the pic below:
Now, if you’re also inspired by Manisha’s salad diaries, here are 5 nutritious salad recipes you can try at home:
1. Kosambari Salad
This traditional salad from Karnataka is light on your system and full of protein and vitamins. You can make it using cucumber/ carrot, moong dal, grated coconut and everyday spices. Once you try it, you are sure to add it to your regular diet. Click here for the recipe.
2. Dahi Cucumber Salad
This simple salad needs only 5 ingredients and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes. Loaded with the refreshing goodness of curds as well as cucumber, this yummy salad is the perfect way to beat the heat. Click here for the full recipe.
3. Greek Salad With Lemon Dressing
If you’re looking to try something with more levels of flavour, this amazing Greek salad is a must-try. Cucumber, tomatoes, onions, capsicums, olives and more are tossed in a lovely dressing made with lemon juice, oregano, vinegar and garlic. Click here for the full recipe.
4. Raw Mango Salad
Take advantage of summer by adding some tangy green mango (kairi) to your diet. This salad combines raw mango, lettuce, onions, mint and chillies with an interesting sweet-and-salty dressing. Can you guess what it is? Find out here.
5. Creamy Chicken Salad
If you want a non-veg option, then go for this quick chicken salad. Diced chicken, cabbage and lettuce are covered with a yummy dressing of mayonnaise, cream, chilli sauce and tomato ketchup. Read the recipe here.
Do you also have salads for lunch, like Manisha? Let us know in the comments.
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