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Healthy Salads

Delicious, Nutrient-Dense Salad Recipes

A Lovely Pomegranate and Almond Salad

With pomegranates in season for most of us, now's the time to infuse our cells with their many health-enhancing nutrients.

Pomegranates are one of nature's best sources of polyphenols and isoflavones, groups of antioxidants that are thought to help suppress and even kill off cancer cells.

 

Easy Peasy Mouthwatering Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can devour. They're naturally abundant in a number of health-enhancing micro and macronutrients, most notably folate, manganese, tryptophan, copper, iron, and of course, healthy protein.

Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age and people who have trouble sleeping well. - Ben Kim

 

Healthy Autumn Salad Recipe

This healthy fall salad recipe calls for a classic combination of sweet and sour - the sweet supplied by ripe pears, and the sour by pickles and vinaigrette. Jicama strips add a refreshing and delightful crunch to the mix.

 

Three-Tomato Salad Recipe

Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes. This delicious salad recipe brings together three varieties of one of summer's healthiest fruits to make for a light but satisfying meal.

Tomatoes are rich in naturally occurring vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin K. They're also abundant in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that numerous studies indicate has the ability to reduce your risk of developing different varieties of cancer.

 

Easy Healthy Summer Salad Recipe Pictorial

On days when I feel like having an all-raw and relatively light meal, I turn to some type of salad with a handful of raw nuts. The other dya, I found a recipe for baby spinach salad with pecans and Bosc pear in a wonderful raw foods cookbook called Living Cuisine. I tweaked the recipe a bit, taking into account the ingredients that we had on hand in our kitchen, and proceeded to have a truly memorable salad meal.

If you enjoy healthy salads that provide a number of contrasting textures and flavors, I encourage you to give the following recipe a try. Did I mention that it's really good for your health? It's rich in calcium, iron, folate, healthy fatty acids, healthy protein, and complex carbohydrates, including fiber. - Ben Kim

 

Berry and Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

This salad brings together a rich blend of antioxidants, easy-to-digest protein, and cucumbers that make it cool and refreshing for after a workout or on a hot day.

Be sure to dry the berries before combining them with the dressing ingredients.

 

Jamie Oliver's Red Beet Salad Recipe

I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for raw red beets, as these root vegetables contain a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are also rich in B vitamins, including folate, which makes them useful for preventing birth defects.

 

Healthy Protein-Rich Salad

Looking for a light but filling summer salad while doing our full body cleanse program? Look no further than this colourful medley of antioxidant and protein-rich plant foods. Many thanks to Kristen for showing us the way. - Ben Kim

 

A Delectable, Nutrient-Rich Winter Salad Recipe

Rich in cancer-fighting carotenoids and healthy doses of plant protein, iron, folate, and fiber, this succulent sweet potato and lentil salad is well worth trying and particularly nice on cold winter days.

I learned this recipe from a similar version that was presented in an issue of GOOP, a newsletter put out by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. - Ben Kim

 

How to Make World-Class Salads

I find that people who don't regularly eat salad typically don't have the experience of enjoying one that's rich and varied enough to be a satisfying, stand alone meal.

If this describes you, I hope that the salad making tips found below are helpful in making world-class, nutrient-rich salads a regular part of your day.

 
 
 

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