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Say “YES” to more plant-based foods in your regime for 2019!
We all would like to “be healthier” and live a long, productive and happy life.
A whole-foods, plant–based diet is a way of eating that celebrates plant foods and cuts out unhealthy items like added sugars and refined grains.
In this antioxidant salad – there’s a lot of fiber, flavor and some protein.
See my recipe and discover add-ins you might also like to your own personal taste. Avocado, dried fruits and other greens work well too – I know not everyone is a Kale fan! But, this Red Kale, which is actually more of a purplish hue is gorgeous and very tasty when massaged into the lemony dressing.
My Lemony Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing is simple to prepare.. and simply delicious! Enjoy Extra Virgin Olive Oil liberally ~ contains strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Choose EXTRA VIRGIN ~ which contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Extra-virgin olive oil is made from pure, cold-pressed olives, whereas regular olive oil is a blend, including both cold-pressed and processed oils.
All genuine extra-virgin olive oil comes from the first extraction, and no excessive heat is used.
My Antioxidant Kale Salad includes: Organic Red Curly Kale, Roasted Butternut Squash, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Micro Greens, Chickpeas, Breakfast Radishes, Cooked Trim-Color Quinoa, Sungold Kiwi, Toasted Natural Sliced Almonds, Microgreens and a Lemon-EVOO Dressing.
The foods we consume builds our bodies from the inside out. A plant-based diet is said to be the best strategy for optimal wellness.
Research from around the world favors the Mediterranean Diet which emphasizes: eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Fats, animal protein, sugar and alcohol are included in smaller quantities.
The Vegan lifestyle is gaining popularity; as is gluten-free foods (very important for gluten-sensitivities) – but better for the masses?
I do believe in a good balance – and considering making a plant-based diet more important in our every day diet choices… is a good thing!
Personally – I really do like the taste, texture and flavors of fruits and vegetables, they are the balance of my daily diet. It’s important to note that the quality of these choices are important… the freshness (nutrition) and how it’s grown – organically and or non-GMO. Certified organic foods are also non-GMO.
So – if you can add more vitamin-rich fruits ,veggies, whole-grain products, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, and even cocoa into your diet – there is a big payoff in health benefits.
Added hydration, longevity, more heart-health, limits cancer-causing foods, lighter weight, prevents diabetes and curbs carbon footprint are benefits of a plant-based diet lifestyle.
Here’s to a Healthy 2019,
Let’s get cooking together!