Romaine and Avacado Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup hulled raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
1 medium head Romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup chopped tomato
2 large scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal (about 1/2 cup)
1 large avacado, peeked, putted, and diced
Dressing: olive oil and red wine vinegar to your liking
- Dietary Fiber
- Fatty Acids: Omega-3
- Minerals: iron Magnesium potassium
- Phytochemicals: cartenoids (beta-carotene, lutein)
- Vitamins: A, B7 (biotin), B9 (folate), C, E
Panic no more, a tasty salad may not be hard to come by but a salad that is worth “putting together” is a different story. As a mother of two sometimes Leafy Greens are not my favorite “go to.” Why? Let’s be serious, it feels like forever before you take that first bite.
Although, the benefits always make you reconsider. Or if you’re anything like me you begin to ask yourself “what is the quickest way to get the most nutrients into my belly?” I mean ultimately anything you put into your body comes out (not exactly what you’re thinking)!
You see what I mean is BEAUTY. So cliché but true; you are what you eat. Not to mention, your skin! Recently, I had a incredibly embarrassing break out that left me with scars. I literally wanted to cry. I never really ended up crying, but I did purchase a plethora of quality beauty products that I believed to would help the madness on my face. Paul Rothman, Caudalié, Skin Medica are just a few. While all of this helped the problem occurring on my face it was not attacking the root issue. In fact, until we look within (our body, our mind, our soul) nothing truly can be resolved.
Resolution: I began to eat more Beautifully! What does this eating Beautifully look like in today’s world? It’s begins with nutrients. Proving your body with the nutrients, vitamins, and foods it needs to clean you from the inside out. Once you take this step, your body functions at much higher vibrations and allows your outter shell to reflect your inner beauty! Start by trying the recipe above. It’s from one of my favorite cookbooks “The Ultimate Metabolism Cookbook” by Mark Hyman, M.D.