Let's talk about...salads!
Salads can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on what goes in them!
So let's talk about the healthy stuff about them. Dark leafy greens pack a lot of nutrients such as vitamins A, C , E, and K, which help support your immune system, protect bones and keep your cardiovascular system healthy. Dark leafy greens are also packed with fiber, which help with your digestion!
Some healthy add-ins with salads include proteins such as chicken/turkey breast, chunk light tuna, or salmon. Some vegetarian alternatives include beans, legumes, or egg whites for protein.
Healthy fats help your body absorb the nutrients in your salad. You can use your salad dressing of choice (but don't drench your salad in it), or you can use olive oil, sunflower seeds, almonds or walnuts.
Here is a healthy meal that is sure to please! Mandarin chicken stir-fry with broccoli and broccoli slaw over white rice!
Broccoli is a green vegetable that is packed with several vitamins (A, C, K, B9), minerals (potassium, phosphorus, and selenium), fiber, and protein, and can be eaten both raw and cooked. Broccoli is also packed with antioxidants that can support healthy cells and tissues throughout the body.
Chicken breast is a good source of lean protein and has both very little fat and sodium. It is also a good source of selenium, phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and niacin.
White rice (when compared to brown rice) is stripped of its bran and germ, leaving just the endosperm. It is often enriched with added nutrients such as iron and B Vitamins such as folic acid, niacin, and thiamine.
This is a tasty low carb meal that can be enjoyed anytime!