If you enjoy a hearty salad then this post is for you!  I want to share 5 ingredients to give your salad a boost!  By adding these key ingredients, you not only bump up the nutritional value; but they also give you an extra tasty, filling meal.

5 ingredients to give your salad a boost!

Here are 5 ingredients to give your salad a boost and a few of the many health benefits these ingredients offer!

1.  Hemp Hearts
a complete protein with essential omega fatty acids
full of vitamins & minerals; including calcium and iron
excellent source of fibre
provide long-lasting energy

2.  Sunflower Seeds
great source of protein, potassium, magnesium
high in vitamin E and folic acid
rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
contains selenium

3.  Pumpkin Seeds
high in magnesium, iron and zinc
rich in vitamin K, vitamin E and B vitamins
full protein
reduces inflammation

4.  Black Sesame Seeds
contains essential vitamins & minerals (B vitamins, iron, calcium, copper and magnesium)
good source of protein and omega fatty acids
rich in monounsaturated fats
more flavourful and 60% more calcium than white sesame seeds

5.  Chopped Almonds
high quality protein and good source of fibre
rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium
excellent for brain function
more beneficial than slivered almonds as the skin contains flavonoids which offer antimicrobial properties

These are just a few ideas to power up your salad! You could also try adding, avocado, pecans, walnuts, cranberries or goji berries – the list is endless.  What ingredients do you enjoy adding into your salads? I’d love to hear!

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