If you are into meal prepping, you may already be incorporating superfoods into your weekly meal plans. One way to do this effectively is by using salads, either in regular containers or in mason jar options.
These can be prepared a few days to a week ahead of time and can help ensure you are getting the superfoods you need in quantities you may not normally have available. Here are five of the most common superfood salad ideas and how you can prep each ahead of time for your busy week.
The basics behind the fruit salad are to choose fruits that have not only the nutrients you are looking for, but also a reasonable water content. This will help hydrate you and will help the flavors intermingle to give you a juice as well as a salad component.
Some of the more common fruits for this type of salad are blueberries, strawberries, and mangos. You can go with a watermelon based salad and add feta cheese and nuts as well or an apple and walnut based salad with greek yogurt to give you multiple superfoods and pack in as many nutrients and good oils as possible.
When you think of green salad you may be thinking of your typical house salad or side salad. The key here is to focus on the leafy greens that are packed with iron and combine them with other proteins. For example, you could take kale and spinach as your base, both known for being iron packed superfoods.
Then you can add a fruit based dressing made of blueberries or a green goddess dressing packed with even more green vegetables and oils. Avocado slices can add an even bigger kick to this type of salad, keeping with the green color theme and giving you a superfood that holds multiple benefits.