One of the most common reasons people seem to give for not following a healthy diet is that it’s too time consuming to prepare meals everyday or that it’s too expensive to buy healthy foods. Sticking a ready meal in the microwave or a frozen pizza in the oven might be easier but they’re still not that cheap over time…With a little bit of planning and shopping around making healthy meals can actually work out cheaper and quicker.
This salmon and spinach salad is a perfect example. There’s no cooking involved and literally only takes about 5 minutes to throw together making it perfect to throw together as a quick lunch or light dinner. It would also be perfect to bring to work or college in a lunchbox.
The main ingredient in this is kiln roasted salmon fillets from Aldi which only cost about €1.99. This dish could be made a lot healthier by baking some fresh salmon fillets yourself the night before as these ones have a high salt content but are handy if you’re stuck for time.
A bag of spinach only costs €1.49 and I use it as the basis for all my salads as well as in breakfast wraps, juices and sauteed as a side salad with dinner.
You can also buy the sunflower and pumpkin seeds cheap enough and these are really great as a topping for salads, in juices, as a breakfast topping or even just on their own as a snack.
To make this salad you will need (for 1):
Large handful of pre-washed spinach leaves
2 salmon fillets
3 cherry tomatoes halved
2 inches cucumber chopped
1/2 slice grilled red pepper
teaspoon pumpkin seeds
teaspoon sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.
All you need to do is place the spinach in a bowl, add the chopped vegetables and seeds, take the salmon out of the packaging and top with your dressing!
Super simple yet still looks pretty impressive so if you want to impress somebody with this just hide the salmon packaging before serving 😉
The SuperFit Foodie