How to build the perfect salad in 7 simple steps

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy big leafy green salads for lunch or dinner. The raw veggies are cooling and hydrating on hot days, especially when you’ve been in the sun or working out a lot. Salads can help cleanse, alkalize and reduce inflammation in the body. Creating the perfect salad is all about the variety and balance of ingredients that you choose.

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This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is a winner

While refreshing salads may feel like a meal reserved for hotter months, we love serving them year-round, using seasonal produce. Shaved Brussels sprouts make an excellent base for a heartier salad (and pair perfectly with dates and hazelnuts). We’ve kept the dressing light and refreshing so this salad can work any time of year. We love it as a nutrient-dense lunch or as a light side with roasted chicken or lamb for dinner.

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Is the mediterranean diet compatible with eating clean?

Some diets go just as quickly as they come, but the Mediterranean Diet seems like it is here to stay. Let’s be real though, it’s more like a lifestyle than a diet (probably why it continues to be loved by many). Overall, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes the consumption of foods high in omega-3s and healthy fats, like fish and olive oil, and lots of plant-based whole foods like nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, and veggies.

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