Making your Salad a Meal

Salads are a great way to boost your veggie and nutrient intake each day, but let's face it...they can get boring! They can also leave you feeling hungry soon after finishing, especially when they are lacking protein and healthy fat options.

Check out the nutrition tips below on how to make your salad a healthy and satisfying meal. 



 If you are looking for some salad inspiration, give this recipe a try. It has been my latest favourite. It also sits well for 2-3 days, making it a perfect pre prepared lunch option for those busy work weeks.


Cranberry Edamame Bean Salad



Serves 2-3



  • ¾ cup edamame beans, cooked

  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • ¾ cup red quinoa, cooked

  • 1 + ½ cups massaged kale, chopped

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup goat cheese (optional)



  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 + ½ tbsp. olive oil

  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • Salt and black pepper to taste




Remove the fibrous ribs from kale and begin to massage by bringing bunches of kale together in your hands and rubbing. Chop massaged kale and set aside.

Massaging kale helps remove the bitterness and provides silky texture. Learn more by clicking here.

Cook red quinoa according to package instructions and set aside (trick, I like to cook my quinoa in vegetable broth for additional flavour).

Mix together dressing ingredients and set aside.

Combine edamame, quinoa, kale, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Top with dressing and mix together well.

Option to top with some goat cheese.




Cheers to happy and healthy eating.


Until next time,


Eat Right Feel Right  - Angela and Benish 


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