Ever have the dilemma at lunch time, "Should I eat a salad or go for tacos (again!) that I think will satisfy me during my afternoon slump?" DIAKADI brings you the top five salads in San Francisco recommended by DIAKADI trainers, that are sure to satisfy your cravings and fill you up with all of the veggies and protein needed to finish off your day strong. We go about our days and weekends in search for a healthy and delicious meal when we're not cooking. Once we find what we like, it's noted and we're happy to share with other trainers, clients, friends + family and YOU. We call this the DIAKADI Insider.
Cristian says, "It is hard to beat the Grilled Corn & Black Bean Taco Salad at Underdogs! This is a power-packed salad with fresh ingredients that will dazzle your senses and fill you up to the brim!"
What's In Salad #1: Fresh romaine lettuce topped with grilled corn,black beans, cilantro, onions, tomatoes & guacamole tossed in a cilantro-lime vinaigrette. The protein and fiber from the black beans along with the monounsaturated fats from the guacamole will be sure to keep you full until dinner time.
Underdogs Location: 1824 Irving Street, Outer Sunset District
Nicollette says, "Yum! Tacolicious is usually known for just their awesome tacos, but when you need a good salad fix...go for the kale!"
What's In Salad #2: We love this salad because it is power packed with kale, nature's super food, along with cabbage, quinoa, apples, persimmons, grapefruit, pickled baby carrots and is finished off with a cider-cumin vinaigrette and pine nuts. It has a great mix of vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates, and fiber that will kick your junk food cravings ass any day.
Tacolicious Location: 741 Valencia Street, Mission District
Elaine Says, "This is an award winning salad. Need I say anymore? Just awesome! 'The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.'” - Chinese Proverb
What's In Salad #3: Named Best of the West Winner 2013 by Sunset Magazine, this salad contains Burmese tea leaves, romaine lettuce, fried yellow beans, fried garlic, sesame seeds, fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, and dried shrimp. If you're looking for a "not your everyday" salad, this one is sure to fit the bill.
Burma Superstar Location: 309 Clement Street, Inner Richmond District
Gina says, "I love it because it so fresh and has the protein kick I need with yummy veggies (brussels sprouts and squash!). Split Bread is located downtown on 4th Street and Mission so it is the perfect spot for when I'm downtown running errands and need a healthy bite to eat."
What's In Salad #4: Who would have thought that this insane mixture of little gems, rotisserie pulled chicken, roasted brussel sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, butternut squash, shaved pecorino with whole grain mustard vinaigrette would be so darn amazing? The butternut squash is filled with carotenoids, shown to protect against heart disease, as well as brussel sprouts with cholesterol-lowering benefits to support an overall healthy diet . I'd tap that any day of the week.
Split Bread Location: 145 4th Street, Yerba Buena District
Maggie says, "When I want a delicious filling salad I think of this great California Roll salad at Pacific Catch. It has everything you could ask for in a salad...and crab! Who dosn't like some good fresh crab!?"
What's In Salad #5: Think of your favorite specialty sushi roll, then dismantle it and throw it into a bowl. That's what you get when you order this salad that contains real crab salad, avocado, cucumber, ginger, tomatoes, carrots & shredded nori with soy-wasabi vinaigrette. With heart healthy avocado and ginger that can help with appetite control, this salad will keep your tummy full and insulin levels steady for hours on end.
Pacific Catch Location: 1200 9th Avenue, Inner Sunset District
What are you waiting for? Stop licking your chops and go eat some greens!
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