Salad Days: 6 Super Healthy Recipes to get Beach Ready

Salad Days: 6 Super Healthy Recipes to get Beach Ready


Salads shouldn’t be side-lined… let these wonderfully light and nutritious recipes take centre-stage as full meals. Compiled by Athens Fitness Specialists Holmes Place, they’ll get you quickly back on track after a winter of culinary excess.

Quinoa Salad


Salad with protein with 1 cup of boiled quinoa, broccoli, 1 grated carrot, 2 tablespoons of corn, 1 tablespoon of pine nut, 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries, dressing with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice & a little tahini whole grain.

Protein Salad


Lettuce (approx.. 100g per serving), 2 tablespoons of corn, 2 tablespoons of red beans, tomatoes, roast chicken, 1 slice of light yellow cheese, dressing with 1 tablespoon of Caesar’s sauce & some olive oil

Avocado Salad


2 cucumbers, ½ bowl (~ 100g) cottage cheese, ½ avocado, 6 pieces crushed nuts & 1 tablespoon olive oil

Fruity Salad


Green salad with lettuce, rocket & spinach (for example, 100 grams per serving), 1 small green apple, 5 strawberries, ½ cup of blueberries tea, 1/2 cup (cottage cheese), 10 unsalted almonds, 1 tablespoon of black currants, 1 tablespoon olive oil & pomegranate balsamic.

Pasta Salad


2 cups of boiled cooked wholemeal pasta, pesto, rocket, 3 tablespoons red beans, ½ slices (~ 100g) cottage cheese, 1 cucumber, red pepper, 15 grapes & 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Caesar Salad with Tuna


Salad with lettuce (indicatively 100g per serving), 1 grated carrot, 1 cucumber, tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of corn, 2 tablespoons cottage cheese, 1 small can of tuna in water, 1 tablespoon olive oil & balsamic vinegar

*Accompany all salads with one slice of whole-grain bread for a full meal!

Recipes by Alexandra Damvuneli, Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist, graduate of Harokopio University of Athens, PGCert Athlete Diet.

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