Healthy Recipes #24 – Salads

Last week we gave you two simple stir-fry recipe ideasĀ  Hokkien noodle stir-fry as well as Tofu stir-fry and now this weeks focus is our tasty salad ideas.

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide you with weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional dessert recipe idea that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a leaner, healthier you!

This weeks two healthy salad options are:

  • Chickpea, fennel and onion salad
  • Lite caesar salad

Healthy option 1

Chickpea, fennel and onion salad


  • 1 x220g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, halved amd thinly sliced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the chickpeas, fennel onion, tomatoes and parsley
  2. The a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey and mustard
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

CaloriesĀ  – 84
Protein – 4g
Fat Total – 1.3g
Fat Saturated – 0.2g
Carbohydrate – 11g
Sugars – 4g
Fibre – 4g

Healthy option 2

Lite caesar salad


  • 2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed, cut into cubes
  • 2 rashers rindless shortcut bacon, chopped
  • 2 anchovies, drianed and halved
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crused
  • dash Tabasco sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper
  3. Place the bread cubes on one baking tray and the bacon on the other
  4. Bake for 15 minutes
  5. Set aside to cool
  6. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined
  7. Pat the anchovies with kitchen paper to remove any oxcess oil
  8. Place in a large mixing bowl with the bread cubes, bacon, lettuce and parmesan
  9. Drizzle on the dressing and toss to combine

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Energy – 14 kJ
Protein – 1g
Fat Total – 0.2g
Fat Saturated – 0g
Carbohydrate – 1.5g
Sugars – 1.4g
Fibre – 0.3g

To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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