Tasty Salads

Tasty Salads One of the healthiest things to eat during lunch or dinner is a salad. They are filled with nutrients and other health benefits. Salads can be bland, however, which is why I have researched some of the tastiest salads around. These salads are full of color and delicious flavors. salad 1 Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad This salad is very appealing to the eye and to the taste buds. It has two of my favorite foods, strawberries and avocado. The strawberries are immunity boosters and are a natural serving of fiber. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and they can help absorb nutrients from plant foods. Here are the ingredients: 6 cups fresh baby spinach 1 pint strawberries 1 sliced avocado diced 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola 1/4 cup sliced almonds half of a toasted red onion dressing of choice salad 2 Spinach Salad with Bacon, Caramelized Onions, and Mushrooms This appetizing salad is filled with protein. Unlike the other two salads, this one will be especially great for breakfast. The onions can provide a cardiovascular benefit and support bone tissue. Mushrooms can increase your vitamin D and boost your immune system. Here are the other ingredients: 2 boiled eggs 4 slices of bacon (pork or turkey) cut into 1in 1 cup sliced red onion 4 ounces sliced mushrooms 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 small clove grated garlic salt and pepper 4 ounces baby spinach ¼ cup of mild crumbled blue cheese Caramelize instructions: Caramelize the onions and mushrooms in the remaining bacon grease and set aside. Add the vinegar to the pan and deglaze it, Add the reserved bacon grease, sugar, mustard, garlic and season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Assemble salad and toss with dressing salad 3 Asian Kale Ginger Peanut Salad This salad is visually captivating and full of healthy food items. Kale is full of antioxidants and vitamin C. It can also help lower cholesterol. Carrots can help keep your vision sharp and can help with memory loss. It also helps with bone health. Here are the ingredients for such a flavorsome salad: 6 cups chopped kale 1 cup shredded carrots 1 red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage ⅓ up roughly chopped cilantro ⅓ cup almond slivers or shaved almonds optional: sesame seeds dressing 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar Juice of 1 lime 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon soy sauce ¼ cup sugar (or honey) 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil Resources: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/benefits-of-carrots/#slideshow=slide6 http://therecipecritic.com/2015/01/asian-kale-ginger-peanut-salad/ http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-kale/ http://www.closetcooking.com/2010/02/spinach-salad-with-bacon-caramelized.html http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=45 http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/5-health-benefits-of-mushrooms?slide=3#ZEqLGmsgRgy7ljDc.97 http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/avocado-strawberry-spinach-salad-with-poppyseed-dressing/ http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/arthritis-and-pain/10-health-benefits-of-strawberries#CajT4kO8IiJVKeHI.97 http://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/

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