We talk a lot about what a healthy diet is, but sometimes it's hard to envision what it looks like. One of the simplest things we can do to incorporate the healthiest of foods into our diets is to build a Super Salad.
A Super Salad starts with a few handfuls of dark leafy greens, then add a few handfuls of colorful vegetables such as radishes. carrots, or colorful peppers for starters.
You can add healthy white vegetables as well, especially onions
Add fresh basil or other fresh herbs for color, fragrance, and taste.
Then add nuts or seeds... try walnuts or pumpkins seeds for starters.
Add some more color with fresh fruit, clementines, grapes, or berries work well.
Add a small handful of olives, they are actually fruits but are also a healthy source of fat!
You can add some parmesan "croutons" for crunch too.
Top it all off with a handful of concentrated protein such as salmon, chicken, hardboiled eggs, cottage cheese, or goat cheese. You can use a vegetarian source of protein as well, chickpeas or quinoa work nicely.
Try your own healthy dressing with extra virgin olive oil, flax oil, red wine or balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, herbs, and spices.
And finally, to make a complete meal, add a side of healthy complex carbohydrate... such as a baked sweet potato or wild rice.