- Main meals
Salads can be a great way to get lots of texture and colour into your day.
A salad can be the meal in itself or it can be an accompaniment to the meal.
If you want a salad as your meal try to include some protein and carbohydrate to ensure your appetite is satisfied for longer.
Include some protein in the form of either fish (such as tuna, salmon or mussles), egg, meat, chicken, cheese (feta is great in salads) or dried beans.
Carbohydrates can be added to salads by making a salad with rice, pasta cous cous, cracked wheat (such as tabbouleh), kumara, potato or dried beans (such as using chick peas, cannellini beans or red kidney beans).