How to make a healthy salad


How to make a healthy salad

Today we offer you one of the different recipes; Healthy salad.

How to make a healthy salad

Ingredients for making a healthy salad

Salad in the breadbasket is one of the famous Greek recipes and is prepared using a bread basket or bowl, and if it is not available, it is prepared using bread and shaped like a basket in a bowl.

  • A cup of cooked chicken breast, cut into cubes.
  • 3 slices smoked turkey or regular as desired.
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh mushrooms.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews.
  • 2 tablespoons of peeled and diced apples.
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Pinch of black pepper.
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh and chopped parsley.
  • 6 slices of white bread.

Steps to prepare a healthy salad

  1. In a small bowl, mix the chicken, turkey, mushrooms, walnuts, and apples together, then add salt, pepper, and mayonnaise and mix well.
  2. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge until serving time, then preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Cut slices of bread approximately 7 cm wide, grease the bowls to be used with butter, put the bread inside, and press it slightly so that the bread takes the shape of the used bowl or basket, and bake in the oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden in color.
  4. Let the baskets cool for 3 minutes before removing them from the bowls or baskets. Put 1 tablespoon of the cooled salad in the refrigerator in each of the baskets.
  5. Cover the basket and put it in the refrigerator for up to two hours, and before serving and eating it immediately decorate it with parsley.

Nutritionist's notes

  • Try not to add mayonnaise or replace it with less creamy mayonnaise.
  • Avoid adding fried pine nuts and always use fresh nuts, such as cashews, as this will reduce saturated fat and calories.
  • Add some nutritious ingredients such as vegetables and fruits to the salad in the breadbasket to enhance its nutritional content of minerals, vitamins, and nutritious fibers.
  • The recipe is a convenient and healthy option if you want to lose weight and you can consider eating it as a snack during the day along with a glass of milk or fresh juice.

Healthy salad and diabetics

  • Replace white bread with wholegrain bread to increase the amount of dietary fiber that contributes to managing and regulating the level of sugar in the blood.
  • It is preferable to use brown flour in preparing the dough, as it is rich in fiber, which controls high blood sugar levels.

Healthy salad and heart patients

  • Add more veggies to the recipe and replace butter with vegetable oil, or opt for unsalted butter to avoid heart-healthy salt and fat.
  • Be sure to eat walnuts or foods rich in them, as they contain healthy fatty acids that help maintain cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.

Healthy salad and pregnant women

  • Make sure to eat the recipe, as it is rich in protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that provides energy for the body.
  • Helps as a snack to feel full, especially because it contains proteins and fiber.

Nutritional values ​​per serving

Calories327 calories
protein35.6 g
total fat16.5 g
total carbohydrates7.7 g
dietary fiber0.5 g
sodium262 milligrams
cholesterol107 milligrams
total sugar1.4 g
Vitamin D18 mcg
potassium418 milligrams
Calcium24 milligrams