I know sometimes you feel like you have to be a master chef to make a great dinner. I want to take that thought right out of your head 😉 Imagine a stress-free dinner any night of the week. Well, I’m going to show how to do that! Stop seeing your salad as a side dish and make it your entree by building a salad bowl with greens, veggies, fats, gluten-free grains, proteins, superfoods and more.
You will be creating your own masterpiece by choosing a variety of the ingredients below or lay it out buffet style, and let your family “cook up” their own combo!
Create Your Base
Use a mixture of dark leafy greens & nutrient rich sprouts – this build a base rich in phytochemicals
Dark leafy greens (BroccoLeaf
kale, swiss chard, spinach, arugula)
Bitter greens (beet greens, mustard greens, dandelion)
Fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil, tarragon)
Add Healthy Fats
You need healthy fats to feel full, better absorb nutrients, and provide essential fatty acids your body can only get through foods
Pumpkin, avocado, or walnut oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Wild Salmon (broiled, grilled, or even smoked)
Anchovies or Sardines
Don’t Forget Protein
Protein is essential fuel for our muscles, keeps cravings away, and keeps us satiated
Kidney, black, pinto, garbanzo, or cannellini beans
Grilled organic chicken
Sauteed stir fry meat
Grilled wild fish (salmon, Arctic Char, Trout, sole)
Hard boiled eggs
Load Up on Your Veggies – Vegetables are low in fat and calories, but rich in vitamins, minerals, and phyto-chemicals. Veggies are the best foods to eat for cancer prevention!
Dress it Up
Acid and liquid help bring your flavors together and balance your taste buds!
Rice wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
Bonus: Add Minerals
Fermented Veggies (Sauerkraut, Kimchee, Pickled Radish)
Add a leftover/side (or cook something right then to use) – An easy way to add more flavors and use up leftovers. You can serve cold or warmed – your choice.
Vegan Cashew or Almond Cheese
Gluten free grains (millet, quinoa, brown rice)
Mix it all up, enjoy, and share your favorite combinations with me!