Quick and Easy Salad With Asian- Style Dressing

Getting adequate nutrition does not have to be difficult. In fact, it’s simple. I wanted to share this salad recipe with you to give you an idea of how to make an easy, nutritious meal at home. The reason I enjoy salads, is because you can put so many different ingredients in it to give yourself a variety and make it exciting! When making a salad, make sure you are including different colors of fruits or vegetables. Each color indicates a vitamin or mineral that in contained in that vegetable. For example, carrots (orange vegetables) contain beta carotene which aids in eye health, healthy skin and improved immunity.IMG_3031.jpg

Here are my tips on how to put together an easy, nutritious salad:

  1. I like to start my salad with a base green (kale, spinach, romaine, etc.) and then add from there.
  2. Next, I will add at least 2-3 more vegetables to add color such as carrots and mushrooms.
  3. Then, add a protein of choice– nuts are a good choice for both fat and protein, but chicken, fish or beans can be good lean protein options as well. As for the dressing, I like to make my own. – recipe below. 

IMG_3082.jpg1. Dressing- 1 cup of liquid aminos mixed with 2 tbsp of honey and 1/2 a lemon to make a low calorie, sweet-salty dressing that I truly enjoy.

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2. Mix ingredients and dressing in a small bowl and add desired amount of dressing to favorite vegetetables and enjoy!

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YUM!

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