The Nutritional Value Of This Healthy Meal Prep Idea
What Ingredients Do You Need? (Serves 2)
For the salad:
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cucumber, crushed, chopped
1 garlic clove, sliced
fresh coriander, chopped
6 oz. (180g) hot smoked salmon fillets
For the dressing:
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. black sesame seeds
What Do You Need To Do?
1. Roughly chop the red bell pepper and place it in a bowl. Using a meat mallet or a rolling pin, smash the cucumber, then slice it into bite-size pieces and transfer it into the bowl. Add the sliced garlic and chopped coriander.
2. Mix all the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the cucumber. Mix well and divide between 2 plates.
3. To serve, break the salmon up into pieces and top the cucumber salad — season with freshly ground black pepper.
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Besides the fact, that this is just plain delicious. The health benefits of eating this salad is outstanding. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Not only is this popular fatty fish loaded with nutrients, but it may also even reduce certain risk factors for several different diseases. What’s more, it’s tasty, versatile, and widely available.
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What Are The Top 5 Benefits Of Eating Salad?
1) A NATURAL SOURCE OF FIBER
Your leafy greens and raw veggies are a superb source of natural fiber, and consuming enough fiber each day has several health advantages:
Fiber helps to reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
It helps to control blood sugar.
Adequate fiber intake helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
It normalizes bowel movements and aids in the prevention of bowel disease.
Proper fiber intake has been shown to reduce the recurrence and prevention of a number of cancers including colorectal, breast, mouth, throat, and esophagus
2. NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
The idea that fresh vegetables and fruits are essential to our good health and well-being isn’t anything we haven’t heard before, but it’s good to be reminded of it every so often. The following quote is from an article at the Harvard School of Public Health:
A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check
It’s important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, in as many different colors as possible. Combining them in a salad is both easy and delicious! Loaded with vitamins and minerals, eating a salad a day will also increase the level of powerful antioxidants in your blood.
3. LOAD UP ON SALADS FOR WEIGHT CONTROL
Eating a fiber-rich salad before your entree will help you to feel full faster, so you’ll consume fewer calories than you might when a meal is served without this appetizer. The more raw vegetables you can incorporate into your salad, the greater the potential positive effects will be.
4) A DAILY SALAD WILL AID YOUR INTAKE OF HEALTHY FATS
Add a couple of tablespoons of mixed raw or roasted seeds like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, and ground flax or chia to boost your daily intake of good fats. Experimenting with different kinds of oils in your dressings will help with this, too. Slicing a quarter of an avocado and adding it to your greens will also give you a boost. These foods also help the body to absorb all of the protective compounds, phytochemicals, and lutein.
Adding a healthy fat to your salad via the dressing, or by adding healthy raw nuts or avocado will also make it more filling, as fats are among the most satiating.
5. BUILD STRONG BONES
Low vitamin K levels have been linked with low bone mineral density in women. For healthy bone growth, a recommended full daily serving can be found in just 1 cup of watercress (100%), radicchio (120%), or spinach (170%).
Adding fresh herbs goes a long way toward improving your nutrition, as many are densely packed with vitamins and various phytonutrients. Because these vitamins and phytonutrients are produced so intensely, they’re especially nutritionally dense – meaning they’re thermogenic and may help to naturally increase your metabolism.
I wanted to end today with a thank you. I appreciate you checking out today’s recipe. I offer three different meal prep recipes a week. (Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday). New Blog posts every single Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. To finish it off, we offer fitness routines every single Friday. To leave you off with a question, What are you making for lunch? Thanks so much, I hope you have an amazing day.