Healthy everyday salad recipe
Raw foods are amazingly healthy for you! Unfortunately a lot of us don’t eat enough raw foods. Raw vegetables and fruits contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, and live enzymes that work inside our bodies to keep us more healthy and full of energy. For me and my family, eating raw foods is a daily part of our lives.
Its very important to me to keep myself and my family healthy so we eat a lot of salads, raw fruits and vegetables, and cutting out almost every type of processed food. Its not a “diet” to us, its how we live, its our lifestyle. Some people want to go on a diet to lose weight. They may eat a lot of salads or other types of food combinations to lose weight and then they go back to their old habbits and gain the weight back. It makes more sense to make a permanent change in your diet and stick to it.
Almost every night we have a salad. We have the same basic ingredients and then add some extras depending on what is in season, or in our garden. I choose organic as much as is possible as well to make sure my family is not putting things into our bodies that are unnecessary and sometimes harmful. In our salads I like a lot of color. The more dark colored the vegetable or fruit the higher in nutrition it is. I never use iceburg lettuce either because it lacks the nutrition that other types of lettuce has. Also I do not buy salad dressings at all. Our salads are topped with extra virgin olive oil, organic balsamic vinegar, and himalayan sea salt.
- Earthbound organic spring mix (other greens that can be used: spinach, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, romain, butter head lettuce)
- Red Onion
- Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower, sesame, or any nuts added on top for a nice nutritious crunch
- Dressing: Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and himalayan sea salt.
Other additives: yellow or green zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, celery, broccoli sprouts (or any other type of sprouts or micro greens grown at home), homemade purple cabbage sauerkraut (I LOVE this on salads), and mushrooms.
If having time to make the basic salads everyday is a challenge, try making several ahead of time by using “Salad in a Jar” method, or premaking salads and storing them in storage containers without the dressing.