Saturday, 21 July 2012

Food for eye : Salad

Eating salads is a super-convenient way to work in a couple of servings of vegetables and/or fruit and it might be one of the healthiest eating habits you can adopt -- and one of the simplest. Green salads are on the menu of almost every restaurant. You can even buy a side salad for a buck at many fast food chains these days. And you can make a green salad at home in 5 minutes, armed with a bag of pre-washed salad greens, a few carrots or other veggies, and a bottle of light salad dressing.

Not only that, but salads are cool, crunchy, and fun to eat as there can be lots of texture, colours and flavours. Most people enjoy eating salads--even kids! You can customize them to include the fruits that appeal to you the most, and whichever ones you have on hand

Below are a few salads that are loaded with vitamins especially greater for eyesight advancement. They are totality easy to make and do not require you a lot of time to prepare.

Apple Avocado salad
1 (10 ounces) package Baby Greens
1/4 cup chopped Red Onion
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
1/3 cup crumbled Blue Cheese
2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
1 Apple, peeled, cored and sliced
1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

4 Mandarin Oranges, juiced
1/2 Lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 Garlic Clove, minced
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt, to taste

In a large bowl, toss together the baby greens, red onion, walnuts, blue cheese, and lemon zest. Mix in the apple and avocado just before serving. For dressing, In a container with a lid, mix the mandarin orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Drizzle over the salad as desired.

Kale Salad
1 Head of Kale
Cherry Tomatoes
  Yellow Carrots
  Red Pepper
  Sea Salt
  White Onion
Olive Oil
Fresh Squeezed Lemon

Chop kale, red pepper, white onions and cilantro. Cut carrots lengthwise and tomatoes in half. Sprinkle all of the ingredients with squeezed lemon and olive oil. Mix up and enjoy!

Carrot Salad
 2 lb carrots
 2 C parsley
 1/4 C Hemp Oil
 3 T Lemon Juice
 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
 Pink Salt to taste
 1 t cumin
 1/2 t coriander
 3 T anise hyssop (optional)
 Pumpkin seeds to sprinkle

The 2 lbs of carrots are chopped finely with the parsley using the s blade of a food processor. Then all the other ingredients are added together in a bowl. The anise hyssop is also optional and can be finely chopped.

Bean salad
1 can mixed beans
Olive oil(about1/3cup)
Balsamic vinegar(about 50/50 with oil)
1-2 slices red onion
1/4 orange pepper
1 celery stick
1/2-1 clove garlic
Oregano-1 pinch
1/4 cup sugar(optional)

Pour can of mixed beans into a colander and rinse off the sauce. Let water drain off and put beans into a large bowl. Chop vegetables, mince garlic and mix with the beans. Mix oil and vinegar with oregano and basil. The oil/vinegar should be about 50/50 but mix it to your preference. Add dressing to bowl, stir and marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Drain dressing and transfer salad to a smaller bowl. If you prefer a stronger flavour just keep the salad in the dressing until it's eaten.

Enjoy your salad and improve your eyesight : )  Click here for holistic eyesight improvement.Thank you.

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