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June: Making Salad the Star
6/1/2016 9:56:41 AM

Summer is the perfect time to practice "Making Salad the Star” of your meal.  In addition to being light and cool, summer salads can be a great way to pack in a ton of phytonutrients, vitamins, digestive enzymes, and fiber. Raw fruits and vegetables supply us with high nutrient levels, few calories and are the key feature of an anti-cancer diet.  

So, this month we invite you to "Make Salad the Star” of your afternoon and/or evening meal.  Below are some tips to create delicious, nutritious and interesting summer salads:


· Add lean protein!  Toss in your favorite beans (kidney, garbanzo, or black beans).  Or, add leftover chicken, fish or shrimp from last night’s BBQ.

· Toss mixed greens with  a tasty quinoa salad or whole grain pasta salad.

· Add fruits like fresh berries, kiwi and mango to mix the sweet and savory.

· Buy locally grown produce as it will be the most delicious and nutritious.

· Make your own oil, vinegar and herb salad dressings and avoid the highly processed dressings like Ranch and Thousand Island.

· Try new salad recipes and don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative.

 

Posted by: Brittany McDade | Tell a friend



Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  June  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes  |  Salad Dressings

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