Eat your A, B and C’s in this simple everyday food as medicine crunchy bowl with vegetables rich in Vitamin A, Beta-carotene + Vitamin C and anti-oxidants.
Our functional nutrition recipes focus on making nutrients easy for your body to absorb. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, so we add healthy fats to help your body absorb vitamin A, which is crucial for your eyes, skin, bones, and overall growth and immunity.
You can create a delicious and nutritious salad that not only tastes great but also optimizes the absorption of Vitamin A and other fat-soluble nutrients simply by sprinkling seeds, nuts, olives, diced avocado, certain proteins or a salad dressing with tahini, extra virgin olive oil or coconut.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Vitamin C rich foods help support a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is necessary for cellular tissue growth, development and repair.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found in carrots, greens, sweet potatoes, red peppers, pumpkin, cantaloupe, eggs, dairy. Vitamin A supports healthy function of red blood cells, skin & bone formation, growth, development, vision, reproduction and immune function
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ABC Vegetable Salad
WASH all the vegetables.
DICE red cabbage and peppers into small-sized cubes.
PEEL + DICE carrots and radish in small-sized cubes – a good chance to hone your knife skills.
MIX all ingredients in a glass dish with a lid.
SERVE drizzled with Lemon Garlic Tahini sauce or sprinkled with nuts, seeds, olives, avocados.
STORE in the fridge with the lid on.
as the base of your salad
with nuts, seeds, olives, avocado
with healthy proteins
with tofu or feta cheese
with grains + beans like chickpeas, black beans, lentils, rice, quinoa
with Crispy Lettuce Salad
with Nasturtium Salad.
ADD Chickpeas, cooked lentils, cannellini beans, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, rice, quinoa, farro.
SWAP | ADD vegetables for anything you have – avocado, radishes, radicchio, tomatoes, tomatillos, peas, corn, beans, edamame.
ADD nuts or seeds, olives, fresh herbs.
THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider. Please remember to read food ingredient labels.