Healthy Energy Salad Meal

Healthy Energy Salad Meal

For this article I decided to share my family’s current Healthy Energy Salad which we have been enjoying. Yep, I said my family, not just me or my wife, the kids LOVE it too. I mean seriously, this is not “one of those salads” or “healthy but disgusting” meals. This salad is very easy to make and almost totally Raw, the corn and the olives came from cans. Also, this salad doesn’t get disgustingly soft, soggy, and rotten for at least three or more days. Continue reading

10 Awesome Summer Recipes

Summer RecipesWell it’s still Summer season here in Spokane Washington and the weather is nice warm and sunny. Sometimes it gets pretty hot. When it does get hot over here I love to enjoy something cold and refreshing. There are many kinds of dishes or deserts people make for themselves to cool down in Summer season. Since I lived close by Russia I remember and still enjoy from time to time some of the yummy Russian Summer dishes.

Below is a Fun list of 10 Yummy and Awesome Summer Recipes for you to consider. You’ll see some sweet recipes and some salty, some are healthy some are not ;) Some recipes are Russian, Korean, or American. Pick one you like and make it for yourself or your family. Also, if you know of any other good Summer recipes, then feel free to let us know in the comment section below. Read on, have fun, and enjoy :) Continue reading

Salad Recipe with Radish, Green Onion, and Dill

Radish Salad RecipeWell, it’s Summer Season, and many of the Fruits and Vegetables are becoming ripe and ready to eat. My wife’s parents gave us some of their Radishes, Green Onions, and Dill Herb to try. They have a little bit of acres around their house, so they try to grow some of the fruits and vegetables for themselves and for their kids. And NO, they do not use any chemicals on their little gardens. Well, after we got some of those vegetables, I remembered the salad that my mother use to make when I was little and we lived in Ukraine. I don’t remember everything she put into her Radish Salad, but what I came up with tasted very similar and very delicious. Continue reading

Fresh Salad Recipe with Parsley

Finished Fresh Parsley Salad
If you sometimes run out of ideas for salads, then this could be helpful at times like that. Here is a quick and simple recipe for a fresh vegetable salad with parsley herb. You can make this salads the way you want too, you can put the vegetables in the order you like. You can even add more of the vegetables that you might like or you can take some out of the list. First of all you’ll need a Mixing Bowl that you like to use for making salads in. Then make sure you have a cutting board ready. A clean and sharp knife is going to be needed also. At the same time it would really be more easy and much faster if you would have a simple vegetable slicer. At the bottom of this Recipe Article I will provide you with a link where you can go and buy the best or one of the best slicers in the world, it is made in Germany. Continue reading

Green Basic Salad Recipe

green salad basicHere is a recipe for a Basic Salad:

– Cooked chicken (or any meat preference, but NOT processed meat)
– Onions
– Organic Spring Mix
– Organic Baby Spinach
– Topped with “Healthy, Easy and Delicious Ranch Style Dressing

Put as much of each ingredients as you want. Mix well with Ranch and Enjoy!

Russian Tomato Cucumber Salad

salad tomato cucumberFor some reason this seems to be a favorite salad or comfort food for lots of Russian people. It is very simple to make, but yet tastes delicious with almost everything!

Summer Salad Ingredients and Instructions:
– 4 Vine Ripe Tomatoes
– 1 English Cucumber
– 1 Onion
– Dill
– Salt
– Mayo

– Cut the tomatoes into little squares
– Slice the cucumber lengthwise in half, then slice those halves into halves again lengthwise also, and then just slice those halves into little pieces, but not too little…
– Slice & dice the onion
– Mix all the veggies together
– Sprinkle with either fresh or dried dill
– Salt to taste
– Mix everything with mayo (try using homemade instead of storebought)
– Enjoy!

Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe

ranch dressingLet us explain, we don’t know if this is a low carb recipe or not, but we found it to be very simple, and healthy. We were making this salad to take to work and did not want to eat salad dressing everyday where one of the very first ingredients is soybean oil… which is NOT good for boys or men.

We will call this recipe: Healthy, Easy and Delicious Ranch Style Dressing:

– 1 cup Organic Plain Yogurt (preferably full fat and cream on top version)
– 1/2 cup all-natural sour cream
– 1/2 cup cultured buttermilk
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 2 teaspoons dill weed
– 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
– 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper.

We place all the ingredients into the jar where we are going to keep it in, and whisk until completely blended with a hand blender. Adjust seasonings to taste. You may want to refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow dressing to thicken and flavors to blend, but sometimes we don’t, and it turns out absolutely fine. Use on salads or as a veggie dip.

Tomatoes Nutrients and Benefits

tomatoesA Tomato is a great vegetable to put in salads, sandwiches and sauces. Please try buying organic tomatoes and tomato juices to get the most of Lycopene – a very important anti-cancer ingredient. An average tomato vegetable holds these kind of vitamins and nutrients:

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1 – Thiamin
– Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3 – Niacin
– Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid
– Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin E
– Molybdenum
– Potassium
– Manganese
– Dietary Fiber
– Chromium
– Folate
– Copper
– Magnesium
– Iron
– Phosphorus
– Tryptophan
– Protein

Because of these Vitamins and Nutrients in a tomato you are able to get these important and healthy benefits:

– it is an important antioxidant
– prevents from different kinds of cancer
– supports good colon health
– reduces the risk of prostate cancer
– reduces the risk of a very deadly cancer called “Pancreatic Cancer”
– promotes optimal health
– reduces the risk of heart disease
– lowers cholesterol levels
– reduces blood-clotting possibilities
– helps protect against cardiovascular disease
– it is an anti-inflammatory vegetable
– supports bone health
– decreases stress
– reduces the frequency of migraines
– helps diabetics keep their blood sugar levels normal