{meatless monday : get your greens, even in winter!}

18 Nov

green is good!

we all know how much i love kale. i’ve also been known to eat copious amounts of swiss chard. and i never turn away spinach, especially in a smoothie… and sometimes, nothing satisfies like a gigantic bowl of fresh-chopped salad mix…

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i know we are heading into winter, but don’t forget to eat a lot of colour during this season!

a simple salad is a fantastic and delicious way to get raw, dense nutrients into your system. while i do find myself “craving” salad a little less during the winter months, i recognize how important it is to eat a salad as often as possible. in the summer i have one every day, but in the colder months, i typically want warm food {like most of us.}  salads are a great way to absorb nutrients through healthy fats {add avocado, for example} and to get extra fiber in your diet.

i started with basic romaine lettuce, and added in some fresh baby spinach for an extra boost of nutrition… then i toss in my add-ins…

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this time i opted for diced carrots, cucumbers, crimini mushrooms, belgian endive, chopped tomato, and red cabbage.

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i added in a can of black olives…

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and happily piled on the fresh-grated parmigiano reggiano.  {and yes, it’s important to call it by its full name if in fact it is authentic}

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serve it in a very large bowl with your favourite healthy-fat-based salad dressing.

and your body will thank you for all the wonderful goodness that will help give you energy and a healthy winter glow from the inside out 🙂

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3 Responses to “{meatless monday : get your greens, even in winter!}”

  1. Anthony Mark November 18, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    I love this dish, look at all the color, it looks amazing!

    Like

  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals November 18, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    So much color. How could you NOT want to eat this? They do say we eat with our eyes first, right?

    Like

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