3 Protein-Rich Salads To Try Out

Only 10 to 20 percent of calories per day need to come from protein – and Dr. Weil suggests focusing on plant-based sources such as beans, whole soy foods and quinoa, as well as sustainably-sourced fish such as wild-caught Alaskan salmon or sardines.  Try out the recipe suggestions below for healthy salads that focus on plant and fish-based sources of protein for you next mid-day meal!

  1. Quinoa Tabbouleh – Quinoa, a native grain of the high Andes, is high in protein, gluten-free and easy to cook. Give this veggie and herb-packed recipe a try!
  2. Tofu Salad One of the healthiest changes Dr. Weil says you can make in your diet is to incorporate whole soy foods on a regular basis. Soy is rich in protein, iron and compounds called isoflavones, which seem to protect against hormone-driven cancers such as prostate and breast cancer.
  3. Salmon Nicoise Fresh salmon takes the place of the tuna in this classic dish, hardy enough for lunch or dinner.

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