It's not just fresh ingredients! A healthy salad is just like any complete meal and includes the top three essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and satisfied: fiber, protein and healthy fat. Unfortunately, there are a lot of imposters that mimc healthy salad ingredients, which is why, you need to know more about what's essential and what to avoid.
Learn more and follow the highlighted links below to my 9 favorite healthy salad recipes!
The flavors of this dish sing! The lemon coming through in the perfect way to make the dish the best spring time dinner in your rotation.
TIP: Save time by using frozen artichoke hearts, available at Kroger stores and Trader Joe's.
Hunger and cravings are the primary signals your body uses to ask for the three key nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. Once it’s properly fed it will tell the brain to “Stop eating, I’m satisfied”. Fiber, protein and healthy fat are the three key nutrients that manage hunger and work best when consumed whole, in real, unprocessed foods.
Fiber is essential because it stays behind in your digestive tract to feed your good-gut-bacteria that literally...
This cauliflower pasta isn't a "healthy imposter" it's a true pasta substitute, using real cauliflower with real, functional fiber! It's the perfect scratch for that pasta itch!
TIPS: Use 2 heads of cauliflower, roast in advance of assembling to speed cook time. Shred your own cheese to avoid unhealthy fillers.
This cauliflower pasta substitute is the perfect scratch for that pasta itch!
TIP: You can blanch or roast your cauliflower before baking...
These overnight oats are a STAPLE at my house. They're the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, delicious hot or cold. Either fresh or frozen fruit work well to provide additional fiber. The nut butter & milk are key for healthy fat and protein too.
This recipe is the prefect way to start your day!
1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large bunch kale, leaves stripped off stems
1 clove garlic, smashed
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts or whole, skinned almonds
2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 Sweet & Simple
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper
2 Juicy Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half, salt, pepper, olive oil & fresh basil
3 Natural Dessert
Raspberries, fresh mint &...
Great Fiber Sources:
To build the perfect breakfast I start with my most important nutrient FIBER (find out why fiber is my #1 focus). I pick my fiber source from the short list above and cook it based on package instructions.
I find some of my favorite pre-cooked lentil packs at Trader Joe's & Whole Foods. But I've also...
The Natural Fat Blocker
We’re ready to spill the beans on the best kept secret in wellness. You're definitely going to want to make natural fiber the first priority on your plate! This article will cover why fiber is essential to healthy eating & weight loss. And we’ll zoom-in and focus on how natural fiber works in your body.
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