Unlike Kermit the frog who says “it’s not easy being green”, .Garden of Eydie says: It is easy being green! with this verdant and highly nutritious salad.
When you eat leafy greens and vegetables, you’re eating the most nutrient-dense of all foods! Plus, you can eat as much as you want, as leafy greens and vegetables weigh in at 100 calories per pound. The majority of calories in green vegetables, including leafy greens come from protein, which is packed with phytochemicals (our defense against pathogens). They are also rich in folate, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
The problem is, we just don’t get enough of them in our diet! Garden of Eydie is here to fix that! Not only are we giving you a recipe for highly nutritious leafy greens and vegetable salad, it is also adorned with two options for dressings:
The Sesame Street dressing, is full of flavor and antioxidants from the herbs, with a bit of sweetness from the date. Dates are amazing for the digestive system! They are also great for diabetes and the perfect fruit for athletes and active people because of its high amount of potassium. We need the glucose from the dates for refueling the brain and the muscles to power you through your workout! Dates strengthen the bones as well.
If you can find fresh jackfruit, then definitely try Jackfruit “the Robby” salad dressing, made out of fresh, high antioxidant fruit, herbs and healing ginger, as well! I call it “the Robby” because @mindfuldiabeticrobby gave me the gift of fresh jackfruit from the wholesale market downtown, LA! Once I tasted it I just knew it would make the perfect sauce for everything from salad to rice dishes or even as a topping for collard green wraps!
Try this salad. You’ll like it! It really is easy being green.