You don’t need a million salad recipes to have an enjoyable salad experience every day. This is because I put just about everything under the sun in my salad, as long as it doesn’t come from animal products or refined oil.
How I make my salad…
- 1/2 a bag of butter lettuce
- Handful of spinach
- Cut shards of kale and Chinese cabbage off with scissors
- Roasted red bell pepper slice
- Tablespoon of sauerkraut for its probiotics
- Pepperoncini if you like it
- Broccoli sprouts you can grow yourself in a mason® bottle or regular store bought alfalfa sprouts
- Quinoa generously sprinkled on top
- One walnut
- Lemon squeezed or my healthy salad dressing
- Himalayan salt and cracked or regular pepper
You have to make things spicy or the way you want them to taste, but the most important task is to find enough choices of foods you love eating that are also good for you.
Remember, we used to eat pizza, steaks, hamburgers, chicken wings and doughnuts? But, we were on a sure collision course with Mr. death [1 nih.gov].
Did you know we can actually make ourselves heart attack and stroke proof when we stop eating refined and processed foods, cease drenching our salads with extra virgin olive oil and quit dairy and meat, processed meats and sweets, altogether?
I am always on the lookout over the horizon for new recipes. And, I add them all the time.
It’s going to be hard at first, but when you stop eating junk foods, you won’t miss them as much as you might think so long as you have ‘substituted’ foods that are healthy for you to eat.
Yes, do add a little salt and pepper, that’s OK. You need to eat real food to get healthful benefits and lose weight. Enjoying your meals and looking forward to eating them is a must if you are going to stick with eating this way. It needs to become a habit; but, more like a lifestyle than diet. Learn what a ‘plant based whole foodist’ is, here.
1 URL nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality
Date Published March 31, 2016
Date Accessed January 09, 2018
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.