Refreshing and delicious salads are a summer staple, although they can get a little tired if you’re rotating through the same few recipes. Wellness pros looking to switch up their standard mix of greens and veggies can try out this Soba Noodle Salad from Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD (kristenyarker.com), a veggie-loving dietitian in Victoria, BC, Canada. “This full-meal salad bowl is the perfect balance of textures and tastes, with crunchy sunflower seeds and toothsome shredded carrots, plus beets, silky noodles, creamy avocado and chewy raisins,” she says. “It’s a salad that even non-salad-eaters enjoy.”
The vegan offering is also full of nutrients that support the body and keep your energy levels up, like fiber and vitamin B, plus protein from the noodles. “The beets and carrots are packed with antioxidants, and there are healthy fats in the avocado and sunflower seeds,” says Yarker, adding that the dish makes great leftovers.