Monday, July 11, 2011

health (drop) kick

go big or go home! am i right?
when it comes to "health food", salad has been locked in at numero uno for EVER. so much so, that even if you take a bunch of nutrient-poor lettuce, smother it in calorie-rich, creamy dressing, add some of the most delicious/fatty toppings: bacon, croutons, and can still fool most people into opting for this "light" alternative to a meal. 
i'm looking at you caesar.
sure, fat is good for you, but let's be real here, there's a reason why bacon and almonds don't taste the same.

here's my salad solution! expect it to taste good. don't expect it to taste like a bacon cheeseburger.
and when it comes to salads, creativity is key. if you hate tomatoes, you don't have to put them in your salad! add a different veggie. if you hate ALL vegetables, suck it up! life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, you'll learn to like them.

check it out!
i braised some chopped green cabbage, purple kale, sprouted mung beans *read more about these here* and onion in a little bit of olive oil, sesame oil, white vinegar, and water. -this helps start the process of breaking down the otherwise difficult to digest mountains of fibre in these foods.
then i added shredded carrot and beet, and salt and pepper to taste. SOOOO much fibre!! (i'm obsessed)

ya, it's a salad.
not a leaf of lettuce nor a slice of tomato in sight.

what of it?