This flavor packed salad is made up of all kinds of super healthy foods. It is a great way to get in a huge amount of vitamins and nutrients in one delicious dish. You can eat it as a meal or take it as a side dish to help boost the health factor of any meal.
Here are some of the super food ingredients:
Kale: Some people say that kale is the world’s healthiest food. It is low in calories and high in fiber. It is packed with vitamins and mineral, such as vitamin K, A, and C. Multiple B vitamins. Manganese, copper and calcium. Potassium, iron and folate. Plus it also has protein.It lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of cancer.
Flaxseed: High in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Can aid in lower cholesterol, aid in heart health, and help prevent cancer and lung disease. It is also very good for digestion and stomach problems.
wild rice:high fiber content, wild rice keeps your digestion smooth and helps lower cholesterol. Wild rice is a good source of essential minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and folate, which give you energy and nurture your bones. Vitamins A, C and E are essential for overall health and immunity.
Cranberries: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, and copper.
Lemon :Vitamin C , B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamine,riboflavin, copper, calcium, iron,magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.
Here’s the recipe:
6 cups of fresh kale chopped
1 red onion chopped
1 red or orange bell pepper chopped
2 cups wild rice
3/4 cup flaxseed
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Feta cheese
To Make the Dressing:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Balsamic or Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
I put all the dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake it well before dressing the salad.