Fat salad bowls = A happy day
We love salads, especially on warm, sticky days. There’s something about crunchy, bitter leaves tossed with a refreshing dressing that cools you off and makes you feel AMAZING.
When you finally decide that YOU MATTER (like your health – mind, body, and soul), you’ll understand the fascination with discovering NEW fat salad bowl remixes, especially when you find yourself stressed, or in a lull.
DON’T BE FOOLED
What most people tend to forget when making healthy choices, is the dressing. Your salad dressing of choice will play a huge role in creating “healthy” salads. It’s commonly where most people make the mistake of trying to “go light.” Many store-bought dressings are filled with garbage oils, high fructose corn syrups, and preservatives that will keep the jar “shelf-able” for years. And the end product is you not feeling so great.
Avoid this, by making your own dressings.
HACK YOUR BUSY WEEK
A really helpful food-prep trick, is to try to make a salad dressing at the beginning of the week and use it on salads or over fish, poultry, or meat throughout your busy schedule. It’s instant flavor that won’t weigh you down.
Inspired by summer heat and travels back to Hawaii, we created a dairy-free, creamy dressing that’s not loaded with excess oil and sugars (like many papaya seed dressings out there). The seeds of papayas are peppery and almost work like ground peppercorns. Simply toss everything into a blender and enjoy.
1 tablespoon papaya seeds (or more to taste)
¼ cup papaya
¼ cup red onion
¼ cup cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 ½ tablespoons ginger
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1 lime
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (or macadamia nut oil)
½ teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of chili pepper flakes (optional)
- Blend all of the ingredients in a blender (except for the oil).
- Slowly pour the extra virgin olive oil (or macadamia nut oil) into the blender to emulsify.
Yields 1 cup
NOTE: Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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