Eating clean and plant-based is not as confusing as you might think. It actually can be very simple. All you have to do is follow my 1 simple rule “Eat the Rainbow.” I use this phrase every day when I’m making a salad. All you have to do to make a nutrient-dense salad is pull all of the colorful fruits and vegetables out of your refrigerator and onto your counter. Find a bowl and combine all of those ingredients together. Piece of cake. Here is a recipe to one of my salads that I used following this rule. As you can see below, I don’t give you any “measurables” for this salad. Why? There’s really no need to when making a salad. You can put as much or as little of each ingredient I put down below as you want. In addition, sometimes, measuring ingredients puts a negative connotation in your mind around food. I used to count calories and really think about portion size a lot. Now, I don’t. I listen to my body and keep my eating habits clean and plant-based. I eat to fuel my body (to give me energy and to help me recover). I make as small or as big of a salad as I want based off of the size bowl I want to use, and then I get creative and build a beautiful and satisfying masterpiece that I am excited to eat. (Again, you can use as much or as little portions of these ingredients as you want. But, if you want measurements to go by, I use about a handful of each ingredient. I might use two or three handfuls of baby kale for this salad). Remember, the possibilities of making a scrumptious and delicious salad are endless. You can make it as small and simple or large and thrilling (with all of the “goodies” as I like to call it) as you want.
*Organic Red Bell Pepper
*Optional: Add a Hi-Protein Veggie Patty from TJ’s
*Dressing: I used The Green Goddess Dressing from Trader Joe’s. But you can use your favorite dressing of choice.
Put all ingredients together in a bowl. Dress with your favorite salad dressing. Toss. Enjoy!