Roasted Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing + thoughts on self love

How are we all feeling after the lengthy weekend? Relaxed and rejuvenated?

Ready for any other 3 day weekend? *me too*

Yesterday I went on a 3 mile run because I woke up with an enormous wine hangover and needed some oxygen pumped to my mind. What? Just being honest over right here… the best way to cure a hangover is a bit of bit of workout.

Roasted sweet potato arugula salad on a baking sheet

During my run, I remembered how I used to run outside always. How a lot I used to love putting in my headphones and working into the wind through the lake in the town. And in fact, how empowered working made me feel. I’d dodge across the lake power walkers, jam out to my favourite playlists and sweat out anxiety. Being outdoor working is a prime like no other, however it additionally takes me again to when I forced myself to run as a result of I couldn’t do some other workout or how once I used to simply run because I sought after to burn the maximum amount of energy. Sometimes I have a love/hate dating with running.

And that’s OKAY. That’s just me.

What I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older and additional into my healthy journey is that no one should force you to exercise a definite means, or eat certain foods. Forcing yourself to do one thing won't ever make you love it, as a result of you'll be able to’t drive interest or liking a definite exercise.

Simply put: If it doesn’t come up with happiness, let it move.

Try something else!

Roasted sweet potato arugula salad on a plate

Same goes with meals. I used to force myself to devour certain foods on a constant foundation because I thought it was once vital to get a certain quantity of veggies in. Or I would make myself consume other ‘replace foods’ instead. By exchange foods, I mean a yogurt brownie (consider those?) instead of an actual brownie. Or cauliflower as a substitute of rice. Now I don’t mind those meals at all and they are completely appropriate, I just never wish to really feel like I’m forcing myself to have one thing over the opposite because it sort of feels ‘healthier’.

You see, what’s ‘more healthy’ is all relative for your mindset. And often our minds are consumed with an overload of health knowledge that confuses us, our relationships with ourselves, food and our our bodies. What’s wholesome is while you love your self first and foremost. Because self love will always be larger than having a six pack.

Sometimes we just must discover ways to be. Be present. Be grateful. Be human. None folks are absolute best.

The older I am getting, the more I am thankful to even have the posh of putting meals on my plate. I’ve additionally learned that you can make food choices that shouldn’t be forced on you. Eat a donut with a girlfriend. Enjoy a salad for lunch if you want to. Balance your alternatives. You’re at all times going to really feel like you're teetering from one approach to the other, and possibly that’s how it’s meant to be.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting to put in writing much on this put up, but the phrases simply saved flowing. And now here we are, someplace inside of a deep convo and a scrumptious plate of salad.

Roasted sweet potato arugula salad on a plate

By the way in which, this is a salad I absolutely love. A salad I want to devour on a daily basis as it’s incredibly delicious, fresh and each sweet and savory — simply the way I like it.

Roasted sweet potatoes with zesty arugula, almonds, cherries and a gentle honey yogurt turmeric dressing? It’s a salad I’ll come back to without feeling compelled. It’s a salad that makes me feel good, you realize? One that doesn’t take a lot effort both. Those are always the most efficient sorts of salads.

I hope you get an opportunity to try it out, but maximum of all I hope you never must power your self to be a undeniable kind of healthy. Find self love first.

More wholesome salad recipes to check out:

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

Chopped Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

xoxo. Have a cheerful week ahead. I love you guys.

Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

5 from 7 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Roasted sweet potato arugula salad is a perfect lunch or appetizer. Topped with a mild honey mustard yogurt dressing with a touch of gorgeous turmeric colour.

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, reduce into 1/2 inch thick wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly flooring black pepper
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon floor turmeric
  • For the topping:
  • 2-3 cups recent arugula
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  1. Preheat four hundred degrees F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper. Add sweet potato wedges to the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Add minced garlic, salt and pepper and toss neatly to combine. Bake wedges for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway via, until delicate and golden.

  2. While the potatoes are roasting, you'll make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, dijon, honey and turmeric. Thin the dressing out with a couple of teaspoons of water in order that you'll be able to drizzle it over the salad. Place in fridge until able to make use of.

  3. Once the sweet potato wedges are executed baking, remove from oven and allow to chill for five minutes. 

  4. Add recent arugula on most sensible, along with cherries and almonds, then drizzle with dressing and serve right away. Serves 2 and makes a good looking lunch or appetizer. Also nice when served chilly!

If you wish to have to reduce the sugar in the recipe, merely cut back the amount of dried cherries to 2 tablespoons or leave off utterly.

Nutrition

Servings: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 serving

Calories: 378kcal

Fat: 17.8g

Saturated fat: 1.6g

Carbohydrates: 47.6g

Fiber: 7g

Sugar: 25g

Protein: 10.6g

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