Today’s blog is a double duty one. My fellow hypothyroidism suffers often tell me that they know they should eat more salads, but they just can’t find a way to like it. I highly recommend this salad if you want a great, light and easy meal with tons of flavor. Your mouth will be totally impressed! This salad is very refreshing and full of flavor. Every bite packs a hypothyroidism fighting punch! So much of our lives revolve around food. Its a staple everywhere from ads on social media to mouth watering commercials on television. I am such a major foodie to the point where all of my books are about food! I blog about food all the time. Food understands our emotions in ways no words will never. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be so complicated What we eat should be fun, healthy, healing, sometimes funky and always fresh.
Today I will share a recipe that is my GO-To salad recipe that I keep in my fridge. This salad might just be that game changer for you if you loathe your vegetables. I love sharing delicious and easy food ideas.
The three macronutrients – carbs, fat, and protein – make any meal complete. Always add some kind of good protein and lots of healthy fats to your salad for a well-rounded, satisfying meal (the veggies provide your good carbs).
–Some examples of good proteins: beans, nuts, seeds, hemp, lean organic chicken or turkey, salmon, tuna, cooked quinoa
–Some examples of healthy fats: nuts, seeds, organic cold-pressed oil, avocado, unprocessed olives
Many over the counter salad dressings are filled with trans fats, sugar, preservatives and artificial ingredients and flavors. Read labels. You would be shocked at some of the ingredients. Do your best to stay away from store-bought and mayo-based dressings, most of the time they’re usually unhealthy and expensive. You can easily make your own with salad dressings with a few ingredients. All it takes is a little extra time and effort. Do you want your dressing to come from a lab or your kitchen? All vinaigrette recipes can be prepared ahead and stored in your refrigerator in a sealed mason jar with a lid for 1 week. If you are needing more recipes check out my book A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty where you can find a ton of recipes that fit every hypothyroidism fighting occasion.
My Big 7 layer Hypothyroidism Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes 2 large servings
This is my personal favorite combo of salad ingredients, please feel free to add anything you’d like and make it your own. I eat this salad 4-5 days per week and never get tried of it and it never gets old.
- 3 handfuls mixed greens, medium chopped
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
- ½ avocado, diced
- 1 red/orange bell pepper, diced
- 2 tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup diced green olives
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 slice fresh garlic, chopped or minced
Pinch of oregano
Salt, pepper to taste
4 Tbsp olive oil
1. CLEAN, slice, dice and layer salad ingredients.
2. MIX dressing ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a fork, and give it the sniff test (if it smells too much of vinegar, then add more oil). Add to salad ingredients.
3. TOSS, and enjoy!
P.s. If you decide to add black beans just One cup of black beans contains half you daily dose of hunger-crushing fiber and about 15 grams of protein. But there’s another reason black beans are a dieter’s best friend—studies show adults who eat beans weigh less than those who don’t.
You can pair this salad with a delicious bowl of hearty soups. You find its hard to decide which one to make. What I love about these soups are the fact that I can make them in minutes in my own home. They are gluten free too! Just what your thyroid needs to give it that extra food fighting punch. These dry soups are like no others. From prep to taste its a completely unique experience. The method is simple , fast and easy.
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This is a New Year and a new you. I want you in 2017 regardless of the many daily issues and tasks that life throws at you. I want you to start putting YOU and YOUR health first. Try a new recipe, pull out that blender and make a smoothie, throw some ingredients in a crockpot, stop grabbing that take out burger. At the end of the day, the food we eat is the most important step in achieving best health. Eating is also entirely within our grasp. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, famously said, ” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. In other words, food can be your friend and it can be your foe. It’s all up to you. It’s always been up to you. Eat with thought!
You and your health are important to me, Bon Appetit!
-A.L. Childers aka Thehypothyroidismchick
A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition
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