Can Plant-based Salads Be A Complete Meal?

Weekly Edition #92

Hi! How are you all doing? I hope you are all well. When you think of salads, do you think about the kind you get at restaurants with iceberg lettuce, cherry tomato, and maybe some shredded carrot? Growing up I didn’t eat much salads and when I did it was similar to the kind we use to get in restaurants. Also, when someone hears that you are plant-based or vegan they think you only eat salads. While we do eat a lot of salads, there is so much other great food out there that we eat. In this email I want to share salads that can be a complete meal(great for lunches) and how you can easily make them at home.

Start with a big bowl of greens (assorted is best), I also add green and purple cabbage

Add healthy toppings - nuts/seeds, beans/legumes/grains, fresh fruit (did you ever add fresh strawberries or mango to your salad - quite tasty and refreshing), dried fruit, raw veggies like carrots, tomatoes, red onion, cukes, celery, roasted veggies, and fresh herbs

Use an oil free dressing

In this blog they share a variety of salad ideas and what to put in your salads as well as recipes for oil-free dressing.

https://www.mamasezz.com/blogs/news/what-to-put-in-a-salad

Here is another blog that has plant-based salads and dressings. Many of the recipes do have oil free dressing.

https://girlsinsights.com/10-plant-based-salads-to-refresh-you-through-hot-days/

With the warmer weather coming it will be great to make a variety of salads to enjoy. What do you like to put in your salad?

~Marion

Did you know?

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. Thomas Edison

Disclaimer: This information herein is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. You are advised to consult with your health care professional with regard to matters relating to your health, especially those that may require diagnosis or medical attention before transitioning to a whole food, plant- based diet. Your health may improve in a very short time being on a whole food, plant-based diet and any medication you are on may need to be adjusted. The information provided here is meant to inspire and motivate you to make your own decisions surrounding your health care and dietary needs. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.
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