Lost for salad inspiration? Bored of that tuna number?
You’re in luck, I’ve got a beautifully colourful and nutritious low sugar salad that packs nutritional punch for a small amount of sweetness.
Now, you might be wondering why I’m posting a salad recipe which essentially does have some sugar in it, albeit it being natural. The reason is to show you that fruit can be part of healthy low sugar diet and if you particularly like it in salads, there are lower sugar options you can try.
This recipe contains a mere 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds which is roughly about 3g of natural sugar. A totally acceptable amount as part of a healthy low sugar and fructose diet. Other fruity salads I sometimes come across can soon rack up higher sugar amounts due to things like dried cranberries, grapes, raisins or a lot of apple. This one keeps it sensible. I also favour pomegranate seeds in a salad because they’re nutrient dense (packed with antioxidants), rich in deep red colour and they add unusual texture.
So, if you want to have a go with fruit in a salad, this is one of the lowest sugar and tastiest ones to experiment with. A small portion of pomegranate seeds goes a long way and so this salad is unlikely to drive fructose cravings (although I’d avoid it temporarily if you’re on a period of concentrated fructose detox).
I don’t eat or buy pomegranate regularly but once in a while I like to pick one as a treat to a) keep things interesting (try new recipes) and b) ensure I keep a wide variety of foods in my diet.
If you’re going to let a little natural sugar in your diet, this is a lovely way to do so! Maximum punch for your sugar buck.
Feta, pomegranate & mint salad
- Handful of spinach
- 3 inches of grated courgette
- 3 inches of chopped cucumber
- 40g feta cheese
- Small handful of mint
- 2 tbls pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbls olive oil
- ½ tbls lemon juice
- salt & pepper
What are your thoughts on fruit in salads? Is it something you like or try to avoid on a lower sugar diet?