At CancerPreventionDaily, our commitment is to sustain hope and provide tools that help you take specific steps to stay healthy and reduce cancer risks. Today, I’d like to share with you our cancer prevention salads – it’s fresh and fast!
Ingredients and Recipes
Step 1: Mix the following ingredients together.
- arugula (unique flavor)
- potatoes (pre-cooked in cubes)
- eggs (hard-boiled and diced)
- raisins or craisins
- sunflower seeds
Step 2: Add your choice of salmon/tuna or chicken.
Step 3: Sprinkle some dill over the salad, along with 1-3 table spoons of olive oil (depending on the amount). Then add salt, pepper and salad dressing to your taste.
- Use tofu for protein.
- Use watermelon or grapes as alternatives of antioxidants, lycopene, vitamins.
- Use almond or walnuts as nuts alternatives.
- Use chives or basil as herb alternatives.
Although most of the veggies I described here were right from our vegetable garden, there are plenty of veggies or fruits that are tasty and nutritious.
The Principles of Cancer Prevention Salad
- Start with green veggies: Spinach, lettuce or Romaine lettuce, Broccoli, or combination.
- Build on colors (so-called “Rainbow”): Tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, or carrots. Fruits such as watermelon, peach, orange or grapes are welcome mixers.
- Include protein: Chicken or fish (e.g. salmon, tuna). In addition, beans, eggs (hard-boiled then sliced or diced), nuts and seeds can be good choices for vegetarians.
- Mix with cancer-fighting ingredients: Avocado, olive oil, minced garlic, or even lemon. Red wine vinegar or freshly-ground pepper can also be used.
- Garnish with healthy herbs: Basil, chives, rosemary or your favorites, fresh or dried. They go with the above salad components easily. Don’t have herbs? Sprinkle a few pieces of green onions.
- Remember raisins ─ a tasty trick! Otherwise, add grapes for natural sweetness – much healthier than synthetic sweeteners and sugar.
The bottom line is – summer salads are refreshing and easy with a nice variation. Importantly, they contain immune boosting and cancer-fighting nutrients.
Image credit: by MeiTeng