Friday, October 2, 2015

Super Foods Salad

In my attempts to eat better I have been looking to eat at least one meal a week loaded with super foods. I plan on doing a post about super foods. But right now I will give you my latest super food meal.

This is Super Food Salad...

5 c. fresh Brussels Sprouts, very thinly sliced
3 c. large kale leaves, ribs removed, and finely chopped
1/2 c. dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. pure maple syrup
1 1/2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 T. whole-grain mustard
salt to taste

In a large salad bowl, combine the sliced Brussels sprouts, chopped kale, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and crumbled bacon. Toss together.
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, mustard, and salt. Whisk with a fork until well mixed.
Pour the dressing over the Brussels sprouts mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Brussels sprouts are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are also a good source of folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Kale is a good source of protein, fiber, Vitamins A, C, and K, Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development. Also there is alpha-linolenic acid, and omega-3 fatty acid, and minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc.

Sunflower seeds are loaded with vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin B1, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, just to name a few.

That is just a few of the nutrition of the ingredients in this salad.

It's important we try to eat healthy even if its once and a while. If this salad replaces a night you would have had burgers or take out then you have improved your eating. Just remember, we only have one body, we should treat it like our most precious possession.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm! I love salads!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!