Salads & Sides

Pumpkin Kale Salad With Tahini DressingThis is my favourite simple go-to salad which I've been enjoying for many years. It is perfect accompanied with your choice of protein (salmon and chicken are my favourite, or try tempeh for a plant-based protein). I often make extra so I can enjoy it for lunch the following day.
Plant-Based Nourish BowlThis super easy to make bowl is wallet friendly and loaded with good for you ingredients. This week I’ve partnered up with Countdown Supermarkets for their More Good campaign to share this healthy, affordable and yummy recipe! This is a fantastic lunch or dinner option. It’s jam packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre from all the vegetables, protein for blood sugar balance from the chickpeas and anti-inflammatory fats from the avocado (which also helps to keep you full for longer and calm). What’s your go-to healthy recipe?
Liver Loving Green Salad With Roasted CarrotsThe liver is our body’s main detoxifying organ, it has to process everything we put into and onto our bodies. It’s vital we take good care of this organ if you want to look and feel your absolute best. Key liver loving ingredients in this salad are: broccoli which contains sulforaphanes to help with phase 2 liver detoxification, rocket which high in chlorophyll (leafy greens can also help to suck up environmental toxins from the blood to help with blood purification), carrot which is high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene which can help stimulate and improve overall liver function, lemon and apple cider vinegar which can help to boost liver detoxification and improve digestion.
Cleansing Raw Salad With Herb DressingThis cleansing raw salad with herb dressing is a great recipe to make during meal prep on a Sunday. It keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days. Raw colourful salads are a fantastic way to increase the nutrient density of your diet, especially when you add fresh herbs. Herbs are extremely cleansing and are loaded with antioxidants.
5 Minute Rocket & Chickpea SaladWhen I asked you guys what you wanted more of on my Instagram stories so many of you said ‘easy lunch options to make at work’, so here you have it, my first simple recipe you can make at the office. This rocket and chickpea salad you can make in 5 minutes. It’s high in protein and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar levels stable, which helps to keep your energy levels high. Let me know if you enjoyed this post and would like to see more blogs/videos like this in the comments below. Also any suggestions for future blog posts are always welcome!
Summer Peach, Walnut, Feta and Avocado SaladThis summer peach, walnut, feta, and avocado salad is bursting with goodness. It’s a simple salad that can be made in under 15 minutes and is full of healthy fats. Healthy fats are important to reduce inflammation, support cellular health, keep us satiated between meals and give our skin a healthy glow.
Epic Healthy PlatterThe festive season is upon us which means more entertaining. No matter what the event, if it’s yours or a friends, at any social gathering a grazing platter is always welcome! And it doesn’t need to be complicated. You can make an epic healthy platter in no time. Enjoying a healthy platter is also a great way to keep your health in check, let me show you how… Think colours - crisp veggie sticks, colourful dips, cold-cuts of meat, nuts, dried fruit, crackers, fancy cheese. Have fun with it! This platter I created is one that I often make with lots of fresh ingredients. The best part is that I literally made this in about 15 minutes as you only need to chop up a few ingredients, add some ingredients into small bowls, then throw the rest onto a chopping board. Sometimes I like to get fancy and make my own pesto, hummus and fancy snacks, but during this time of year I prefer to keep it simple and buy the ingredients.
Goat’s Feta & Walnut SaladThis simple, healthy, goat’s feta and walnut salad can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. The term eat a rainbow really comes into account with this salad. It’s important to eat a variety of coloured vegetables to ensure you get a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet. This salad is paired with a cleansing dressing and healthy fats from the olive oil and walnuts. Healthy fats are essential for our wellbeing and actually help our body absorb certain fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K), so never skimp on healthy fats!
Simple Prawn Salad (15 Minute Meal)A healthy, light and fresh salad which can be whipped up in no time! This delicious prawn salad is filled with healthy fats, protein, greens vegetables and lots of fibre, all the beautiful nutrients our body needs to thrive and feel nourished!
Quinoa Burrito BowlWho doesn't love a burrito bowl, especially when it contains whole food ingredients and you can whip it up in 15 minutes! It's the NB nutrition way - simple, healthy, quick! If I'm not in the mood to make dinner but still want to fill my body with goodness this is one of my go-to's. It's high in fibre, vegetarian protein and healthy fats from the delicious avocado dressing. It's also a fantastic meal to make when meal prepping as well to enjoy as lunches or a pre-made dinner during busy weeks.
Asian Soba Noodle SaladI played around in the kitchen the other week and created this Asian soba noodle salad, it was delicious so I had to share it with you. It's another easy peasy #NBnutrition meal that you can whip up in under 15 minutes, because if you know me you'll know I'm all about simplicity when it comes to cooking, and this fun salad is no exception! Serves 2 as a main or 3 as a side salad enjoyed alongside your choice of protein.
Red Rice, Avocado & Haloumi SaladDid someone say haloumi? Yes, I sure did... I haven't posted a recipe containing dairy yet, as I'm dairy free (minus the odd ice-cream treat ... #guilty! It's my weakness). Anywho, I thought it was time to create something different for you guys so I created this delicious red rice, avocado, and haloumi salad. I'm not completely against dairy, some people tolerate it well, others don't, it really comes down to the individual. I personally do not tolerate it well which is why I never post any recipes containing dairy. I took dairy out of my diet 10+ years ago, but on the odd occasion, I can enjoy small amounts of it. This nutritious salad can be paired nicely with a protein source to make it a well-balanced meal. I like to enjoy it with salmon or roast chicken.
Tomato, Rocket, Prosciutto PastaI've been loving pasta salads lately. This tomato, rocket, prosciutto pasta salad is a dish I whipped up for dinner last week when I wanted something quick, refreshing, different but healthy. With warm nights upon us, this is a yummy dinner you can make to enjoy at summer BBQ's as a side dish or, enjoy it as a main dish for a lighter meal. What's also great about this dish is that you can make it in 15 minutes!
Cleansing Quinoa, Carrot & Almond SaladSimple. Fresh. Easy. That’s the NB nutrition way! This cleansing quinoa, carrot, and almond salad is a wholesome nourishing meal which can be enjoyed as a side dish or main. It's of course completely gluten free, dairy free and sugar-free. It's loaded with vegetarian protein as well as being full of good-for-you satiating fats, and lots of fibre. What's not to love! This salad serves 4-5 as a side, or, 3 as a main.
Brown Rice Salad with Asparagus and WalnutsThis brown rice salad with asparagus and walnuts is so perfectly balanced with the trifecta of salad ingredients: something crunchy (chopped walnuts), something bright-tasting (fresh and zesty lemon juice) and something sweet (raisins). Nutty, crunchy with a touch of sweetness and a delicious lemony kick from the dressing, what more could you want? Being a nutritionist I like to make sure my recipes are well balanced, and this one ticks all the boxes for being the perfect side dish alongside your choice of protein. What's good about it It contains whole grains from the brown rice (rich in b-vitamins and some minerals), leafy greens (fantastic for the liver and very alkalizing ), asparagus (loaded with vitamin A, C, E & K), walnuts (a beauty food rich in omega 3), garlic (keeps your immune system in check), raisins (good source of antioxidants) and is super high in fibre.
Herb Roasted AsparagusSpring has sprung which means asparagus season is upon us, and I'm not going to lie... I'm super happy about it! I love this nutrient-rich vegetable. I'm currently in the middle of my 30 day spring cleanse challenge with a few of my lovely clients. This herb roasted asparagus dish is one I've been whipping up regularly lately. Roasted asparagus in the oven is one of the easiest ways to prepare asparagus. To make it more nutrient-rich and cleansing I've been adding parsley on top. It's the perfect side dish to any main meal. Asparagus is a superfood in my eyes. It's a wonderful source of beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, C, E K, folate and iron. Four cooked spears of fresh asparagus provide nearly half the daily recommendation for Vitamin K1, which aids bone and blood health. It's also rich in inulin. Inulin is important as it works as a prebiotic to help stimulate the growth of good healthy bacteria in the digestive system.
Tamari Tempeh with Kale & Lentil Salad (15 min meal)Spring has sprung which means our bodies naturally call for lighter, fresher meals. This simply prepared tamari tempeh with kale and lentil salad lacks in neither flavor nor nutritional benefits, and comes together start to finish in about 15 minutes. It's loaded with vegetarian protein, fibre, and other good-for-you nutrients to fuel and nourish your body. It’s the perfect meal to cook for company on a weeknight when lack of time requires a quick yet elegant meal. If you try this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think! Better yet, show me by taking a picture and tagging it #nataliebradyhealth on Instagram! I seriously love seeing what you guys cook up!
Roasted Broccoli with Miso GlazeI'm a Japanese food lover, and I've been to so many Japanese restaurants that offer broccoli coated in a delicious miso dressing so decided it was time that I created my own version of it. So here you go! This is the perfect simple, crunchy, healthy and quick side dish to any main meal! I absolutely love broccoli and finding new ways to incorporate it into my diet so I don't get bored of it. Broccoli is a super food which is full of alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and phytonutrients which help to support optimum health and protect against disease. It's rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, E and CoQ10. It's also an amazing source of B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese. Another bonus is that its part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which contains many liver loving properties. A true superstar food!!
Corn, Tomato & Avocado SaladThis corn, tomato, avocado salad has summer written all over it! I've been making this salad for pretty much every barbecue I've been going to recently and it's always been a crowd-pleaser. You really can't mess this one up. It's full of fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients and is so easy to whip up, it may become your go-to salad this summer too!
Kumara & Asparagus SaladSummer is here which means asparagus and salad season is upon us! I absolutely love asparagus and have definitely been taking advantage of it this season. This delicious, simple salad is so healthy and yummy. It's the perfect salad to take along to a summer barbecue and enjoy on these warm summer nights we've been having. Asparagus is a superfood in my eyes, it's a fantastic source of beta-carotene, folate, iron and vitamins B1, B2, C, E and K. Pair it with kumara which is a healthy low GI carb source that is also high in beta-carotene, rich in potassium and is loaded with glutathione (an antioxidant that helps to nourish our immune system and protect against disease) and you have yourself one nourishing summer salad. This recipe was inspired by Chelsea Winter as I wanted to create a nut-free version.
Green Goddess Quinoa Spring Rolls with Tahini Dipping SauceI love finding yummy and fun ways for people to get more greens into their diet. Green veggies are the ultimate super food as they are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Coupled with quinoa, another super food which is high in protein and fibre and avocado which is full of beautiful healthy fats, you have yourself a super healthy, light, fresh, cleansing and delicious meal. To make them even better, dip these in my favourite tahini dipping sauce, this sauce is seriously flavourful, super dreamy and perfect for these rolls. I think you will love it! It’s the perfect light lunch or dinner meal.
Quinoa & Greens Vegan Detox Bowl – 15 minute mealWhen I don’t know what to make for dinner or if I don’t have many ingredients in the house my go-to is often a big delicious salad bowl. They are simple, convenient, nourishing and yummy. It may look like it took a while to prepare but it took me 15 minutes all up! 20 if I’m moving slowly. All you need is a few basic ingredients and you’re good to go! This contains a few staple ingredients I always have in my home (quinoa, organic canned chickpeas, leafy greens). Top it off with my favourite tahini dressing and you’ve got yourself an easy, yummy, light lunch or dinner. Next time you’re short on time and don’t know what to make give this a shot! It’s simple vegan food at its finest.
Cauliflower Cranberry Superfood SaladThis is such a wonderful simple grain-free dish you can whip up any night of the week. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and cook (as long as you have your food processor sitting on the bench ready to go!). I absolutely love cauliflower rice, it may not taste exactly like rice, but it’s pretty darn close. It’s a fantastic way to add more cruciferous vegetable into your diet. Cruciferous vegetables are amazing detoxifiers, they provide a compound called sulforaphane, which offers a potent antioxidant activity that is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer, helping to rid the body of harmful toxins. Cauliflower is extremely nutritious, most of the cauliflower’s nutrients are available when we consume it raw or lightly cooked, because heat destroys nutrients like vitamin C. To obtain its nutrients you simply have to cook it for five minutes on low heat, this is a safe and recommended method which preserves most of the nutrients. Cooking it lightly is also a good method to maintain a crispy texture. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time, you can prepare all the ingredients in advance then store it in the fridge in airtight containers for 2-3 days until you are ready to use them. It's also gluten, grain, dairy free, is paleo and vegan-friendly, win!
Chickpea & Broccoli Salad With Parsley PestoThis chickpea and broccoi salad with parsley pesto is the ideal dish to make when you feel like a light dinner or if your strapped for time, but still want to nourish your body. The dressing is the star of this dish, in particular the parsley. Parsley is one of my favourite herbs. Did you know parsley has the highest vitamin C levels of any herb and contains beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A for repairing and renewing skin cells? Parsley also contains chlorophyll and vitamin K which may also help reduce puffiness in the face and help to erase dark under-eye circles. I love finding different ways to add this herb into my diet, so far my favourite is definitely in a homemade dressing. This recipe makes enough for 2 servings as a light meal, or you can enjoy it alongside a main dish if you're feeling hungry. I always like to double the recipe so I can enjoy it the following day alongside some additional protein. It’s a fantastic cheap, quick, nourishing and easy meal that’ll fuel your body with a variety of nutrients.
Simple Raw Superfood SaladIf you are after a light, simple, colourful and flavourful salad this summer I would recommend giving this a try. It’s perfect if you are strapped for time and need to whip up a healthy dish. It contains colourful fresh ingredients that combined well together to nourish your body and give you a boost of energy. Colourful salads also provide a wider variety of nutrients to help your body flourish. I definitely wouldn’t’ skip the dressing on this salad, it adds a beautiful flavour to the dish and is full of good fats from the olive oil. Fats are essential as they help the body digest and absorb all the nutrients in this salad. Feel free to play around with ingredients in this salad, you could easily swap the purple cabbage to green cabbage, add roasted pumpkin, additional leafy greens, avocado or cherry tomatoes.
Whole Roasted CauliflowerThis is a super easy, cheap and healthy side dish to any meal! Cauliflower is part of the brassica family which contain a whole host of health benefits, such as anti-cancer properties, it's high in antioxidants, helps support detoxification pathways of the liver, high in fiber supporting digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties & more.

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