Mix Up Your Salads

January 22, 2015

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier. We see it again and again each year. Gyms packed January 2nd and calories being counted. Now that we’re almost to the end of January, the gyms have slowly gotten back to normal and people are bored with the same healthy eating. How many salads can a person eat before your taste buds crave something more? To keep you on the healthy living path, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Tropical Foods salad toppers.

First things first, join the trend of the mason jar salad. The dressing sits on the bottom, with veggies, fruit, nuts and greens filling up the rest. It offers layers of healthy eating and makes food preparation for the week a breeze. We are going to focus on the different kinds of nuts and snack mixes to add to your salad for maximum flavor. Nuts can often fill the crunch craving of a crouton, but in a healthier way. They also deliver a punch of fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients to the meal. Here are five of our favorites for your next week of salad lunches:

  1. Almond Slices and Walnut Pieces
    Traditional salad toppings, almond slices and walnut pieces can add that much-needed crunch without a ton of added calories.
  2. Buffalo Nuts®
    Who wouldn’t rather be eating a buffalo wing than a salad? Now, you can have all the same taste without all the mess. These buffalo-flavored peanuts add some bold flavor to your salad that will instantly make your lunch more exciting. You can even add Buffalo Nuts with Ranch or Buffalo Nuts with Blue Cheese for the flavors of your favorite salad dressings without all the fat.
  3. Fiber First®
    This nut and fruit snack mix gives you the best of both worlds with a salty and sweet taste. Made with roasted peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, pineapple, dates and raisins, there is a ton of flavor that would be perfect with some greens and a light vinaigrette dressing.
  4. Diet Delight®
    Diets don’t have to be boring. By adding the Diet Delight snack mix to your salad, it’s a great mix of crunchy nuts (roasted almonds and cashews), seeds (sunflower and pumpkin) and a little sweet (raisins).
  5. Wild about Wasabi®
    When you are looking for a salad with maximum flavor, try an Asian-inspired flavor profile and add this mix made of wasabi soy sauce cashews, wasabi green peas, and almonds.

There are a limitless amount of salad combos if you feel like getting creative. Peek around on our full list of snack mixes to make your next lunch more delicious.

Photo Credit: Beth / Eat Within Your Means / Via eatwithinyourmeans.com

 

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