Having well balanced meals through the day is extremely important to keep your energy levels up and improving your overall health. Parina from NEIKI keeps stressing on this point again and again. In fact, she says that most of us are actually eating less than what our body needs.
When it comes to a snack in between meal times or a starter before you dive in to the main course, a salad is perfect. And if I have to choose a vegetarian salad option, a watermelon and feta salad tops the list. This recipe has been curated by Parina and she has also shared the nutritional information for the same.
Parina is certified in Personal Training from National Academy of Sports Medicine. With the the motto ‘Give More. Get More’, she designed NEIKI, her fitness program, wherein she strives to reduce injury risk and prepare our bodies to bear the impact they need to. On this excursion, her endeavour is to help people stand upright – physically and mentally.
It is not just recipes that Parina is sharing with us – it is a lot of other information too. Head over to my YouTube channel to see all that we discuss around food and nutrition! Cheers to a balanced and healthy start to 2021..:)
Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber SaladCourse: SaladsDifficulty: Very Easy
A colorful and nutritious meal!
Watermelon – ½ of a watermelon, cut into cubes
Cucumber – 1 or 2, cut into cubes
Red Onion – 1, sliced thin
Balsamic Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Salt – as per taste
Lemon juice – 1-2 tsp (optional, adjust as per taste)
Feta Cheese – 40 gms
Pine nuts, Walnuts to garnish – 10 gms
Cranberries to garnish – 5 gms
Step by Step Process
- Mix the watermelon pieces, cucumber and red onion together in a salad bowl.
- To this, add the balsamic vinegar and salt and mix well.
- Next add lemon juice (if using) and mix.
- Add the feta cheese and mix lightly.
- Finally toss in the nuts and cranberries and serve cold.
- Lemon Juice: Since we are already using balsamic vinegar in the dressing, check for taste before adding lemon juice. It is a personal preference.
3 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories118
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 6g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.