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Recipes – (Sight Enhancing) Side of Vegetable Slaw

Since protein choices come in little variety, it make sense to have some fun with sides

Cooking healthy recipes is quickly becoming a fun new hobby. I really enjoy planning the meal, then executing it. It’s quite satisfying when the dish turns out right. And an added bonus to eat healthy and reinforce good habits.

As a relatively new cook, it’s easy to pick a main course. I typically go with grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or anything from the Omega-3 fish family. However, it’s a bit more difficult to pick the right side dish. There’s so many options, which makes it hard to find the perfect pair.

Eye Healthy Ingredients:

Since protein choices come in little variety, it make sense to have some fun with sides. And there’s nothing more fun (and nutritious) than a colorful plate of vegetables.

As usual, most of my ingredients are eye healthy. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene. Kale is one of the best sources of lutein (a carotenoid needed to process vision). Cabbage is a great source of vitamin C, and sunflower seeds are great for vitamin E.

Remember to use organic whenever possible. If not using organic, wash thoroughly.

Sight Enhancing Vegetable Slaw:

  • 2 cups of chopped baby kale
  • 2 cups of shredded purple cabbage (green will work as well)
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette to taste

Instructions:

It makes perfect sense to get your main course up and running first. Once your entrée is baking, you can turn your attention to your sides. You may want to have a couple more dishes on hand since this one is light and easy.

Put all of the vegetables into a large serving bowl. Add lemon juice, sunflower seeds, salt and pepper. Next, add in the olive oil, and the balsamic vinaigrette. Mix everything together thoroughly. Serve alongside your favorite protein.

A simple recipe to execute, but very enjoyable (and a great team player) if done right. ENJOY.