If you are trying to eat more veggies, summer is the season to go for it! There are all kinds of salads we can make. Here are some combo ideas…
Tomato, cucumber, fresh basil leaves, black olives
Lettuce, cucumber, grated beet, fresh mint
Cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, green onion
Lettuce, red cabbage, red bell pepper, avocado, grated carrots, fresh oregano
Spinach, red bell pepper, sprouts, avocado, fresh thyme
Watercress, grated carrot, pecans
Asian or Western coleslaw (get creative and add things like sunflower seeds)
For a complete meal, add your protein food to the salad: beans, chicken, fish, hard-boiled egg, etc.
Then get creative with dressings. You can easily make your own vinaigrette, or blend up a cucumber or fresh coriander dressing. The herbs add lots of extra vitamins and minerals and make everything taste so good!
For some extra pizazz, add a specialty vinegar like chocolate or raspberry. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your dressing, like lemon or lime or basil. Remember to chew well! Raw foods take more chewing than cooked foods.
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