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Dish it out – Summer Salads and Greens!

Summer Salad – The Vitamin Power House Kids can learn to love!

(as well as adults 😉

 

How often do you serve salad? Eating salad daily is one of the healthiest habits you can adopt say some experts. Salads are cool, crunchy, colorful and tasty. It is a super easy way to work in your daily portions of fruits and veggies. Plus green salads are on most all restaurant menus and are often organic. You can make a green salad at home in 5 minutes given that you planned your shopping list for the week: carrots, cucumbers, apples, nuts, salad greens, eggs, chicken, peppers, mushrooms, vinegar and olive oil.

 

Some good reasons to eat Salad:

1.) Fiber

Eating a diet high in fiber can help to lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation issues. You may feel fuller and eat less and therefore could loose weight.

2.) Cover your daily servings of fruit and vegetables: Researchers have stated that there is a link between lower risks of certain illnesses (i.e. cancer) and the consumption of nutrient rich plant foods (especially dark leafy greens, such as Kale or Broccoli) and orange vegetables. Eating greens daily leads to higher blood levels of antioxidants, especially if the salad contains raw veggies.

I have to confess! I dislike making salad.

I found a couple of ways to deal with this issue though: My kids get to chop and help me select the ingredients in the produce isle and we like to put fruit into the salad as well, which makes it more palatable for the kids especially (but for me too 🙂 ).

Well Kiddo Antje loves her salad!

 

 

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