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