- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
Food & NutritionToasted Quinoa Salad with Lime-Jalapeno Dressing

Toasted Quinoa Salad with Lime-Jalapeno Dressing

I love a good salad. I like to find unique flavors. I think providing your mouth with options is the way to go. Many people are stuck in a rut.

They eat the same types of foods week in and week out. Not me! I find that type of menu extremely mundane. Pedestrian BORING! I need variety. My family has become accustomed to variety.

We hardly ever eat the same things twice in a week, biweekly, or even monthly. With the exception of tacos. We love our tacos. But we even switch them up! LOL

Now Onto This Salad’s Ingredients

Quinoa Is A Superfood

It is high in fiber, gluten free, has a low glycemic index, great for metabolic health, high in magnesium, loaded with antioxidants, and is weight-loss friendly! Yup. Told ya. SUPERFOOD!

Tomatoes Are A Treasure Of Riches When It Comes To Their Antioxidant Benefits

In terms of conventional antioxidants, tomatoes provide an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good amount of the mineral manganese; and a good amount of vitamin E.

In terms of phytonutrients, tomatoes are basically off the chart. Tomatoes have shown the ability to lower total cholesterol levels. There are so many awesome varieties, as well.

So, essentially, tomatoes are the bomb dignity! Here’s another recipe that showcases tomatoes.

Limes Are Another Powerhouse Food

Limes heal oral ulcers, give relief from congestion and nausea, rejuvenates skin, reduce body odor and dandruff, cures scurvy, helps with digestion and eases constipation, regulates sugar digestion, eradicates the root cause of piles and prevents gout, protects eyes from aging and infection, aids in weight loss, effective disinfectant for cholera infected water and prevents heart disease. Yes! The little lime does all of this!

The Spicy Jalapeno

Jalapenos stimulate your taste buds and may help to keep your eyes healthy and prevent risk factors for heart disease.

A low-calorie food that adds a lot of flavor and spice to your meals, eating jalapenos more often helps you meet your daily need for vitamin C while keeping your calorie and fat intake low.

When dried, the jalapeno is called a chipotle. Be very careful when handling a jalapeno as they contain capsaicin, the fiery flavor of jalapenos. Wear gloves when handling and remove seeds to reduce the heat level.

As you can see, this salad packs quite a nutritious punch. If you do not like a lot of heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeno. It is delicious and so refreshing on a hot summer day.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE FULL ACCESS TO PREMIUM CONTENT

SUPPORT NONPROFIT JOURNALISM

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AND EMERGING TRENDS IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

TOPICAL VIDEO WEBINARS

Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme

Latest article

More article

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme