Tuesday, May 1, 2012

sauerkraut salad

When I started eating raw I ate a lot of sauerkraut. It is so bold and salty, it will definitely round out any meal. It is also great on salads as a dressing replacement. Sauerkraut is an excellent probiotic, which is important to aid in digestion and promote healthy bacteria in our intestines. Probiotics remove acidity in our system which, in turn, increase vitality and immunity. Basically, daily probiotics assist the colon tremendously. You'll see this positively affect your digestion, sinuses, and even acne! 

You can find raw sauerkraut at Whole Foods, or make your own following Kimberly Snyder's easy step-by-step guide. I highly recommend eating this as much as you can! 

Did you know that broccoli has more protein than steak? This is true. 
100 calories of the green stuff (about 12 oz) contains 11.2 grams of protein. 
100 calories of sirloin steak (about 0.84 oz) only has 5.4 grams of protein. 

Broccoli also has 182 mg Calcium...Steak has 2.4 mg.
Broccoli has 2.2 mg Iron...Steak has 0.7 mg.
Broccoli has 71.4 mg Magnesium...Steak has 5 mg.
Broccoli has 643 mg Potassium... Steak has 88 mg.

Broccoli is also MUCH higher in Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A than steak. It is also rich in fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants while steak doesn't have any of this. It is a common American misconception that we need animal meat for protein. Eat your greens and you'll be full of protein, vitamins, and minerals!

sauerkraut & beet salad:
3 cups chopped spinach and spring mix
1.5 cups chopped broccoli
1/2 cup raw sauerkraut
1 cup orange ginger beets

orange ginger beets:
Lightly steam 1 large, chopped beet.
Marinade overnight in chopped ginger & orange juice in a glass container in the refrigerator. This will stay fresh in the fridge for about 5 days.

No comments:

Post a Comment