Heart Healthy Meals – Rainbow Salad
My Himalayan tours are all about delicious food such as our rainbow salad of delicious local vegetables, herbs and spices of the area. Although some of those greens are not available in the bay area I have found some nutritious substitutes which I posted in a recipe a few months ago and am also sharing as a video version below.
This nutritious recipe includes power greens such as Kale and Swiss Chard. Did you know that one cup of Kale provides over 300% of Vitamin A and 80% of your Vitamin C daily needs, while Swiss Chard provides 374% of your Vitamin K daily needs.
Other ingredients include bell peppers – high in antioxidants, phytochemicals and lycopene, known to fight heart disease, stroke and cancer while Cilantro is a powerful cleansing agent, good for the digestion and full of antibacterial qualities.
The ingredients make for a filling, wonderful meal by itself or with some grilled chicken, sliced and layered over the top. It is also featured as one of recipes in The New GreenGrocer Cookbook that Pete Carcioni re-published in honor of his father Joe Carcioni the original “Greengrocer”.
Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share? Or perhaps a healthy nutritious one that has been a big hit with your kids? Do share so we can all benefit and enjoy.