It is a warm day on the Pacific Coast. I wanted a light crispy, crunchy filling salad to compliment my main chicken dish without the high-carb dressing. If you are on a diet, want to lose weight, or prevent high blood sugars, you may want to add this as a side or main dish to your list of meal options.
I started by combining some of the foods I was craving as an experiment; fresh refrigerated strawberries to quench my sweet tooth. Crispy cold hearts of romaine lettuce to keep the salad light. Crunchy carrots to satisfy my need for a different texture and room temperature raw walnuts to add a bit of protein.
Foods with additives can deplete our health from nutrients that keep us strong and healthy. The fresh ingredients in the Strawberry Walnut Salad build a stronger body with the added nutritional ingredients of Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium, Fiber, A and C, folate, vitamin K and Beta Carotene.
We want to eat foods that keep our immune system strong to prevent us from getting sick.
Here are three low carbohydrate salads you should try:
3 Heads of Romaine lettuce Hearts
3 medium carrots
3 Large Strawberries
¼ cup of raw walnuts
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2/3 Cup of Balsamic vinegar
1 large clove of garlic
Wash and chop three heads of romaine lettuce hearts and place in a bowl
Wash and cut 3 medium carrots and place on top of lettuce in the bowl
Wash and slice three large strawberries and place them in the bowl
Chop ¼ cup of raw walnuts and sprinkle in the bowl
In. a separate small bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and crushed raw garlic and whisk until creamy.
Serving Size: for 8
Calories 131, Fat 11.0g, Sodium 24mg, Carbohydrate 7.5 g, Dietary Fiber 2.0 g, Protein 2.0g