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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Raw Beets & Red Cabbage Recipe~Black Folks Eating Right

Colors!! I love the colors in this salad; I think it’s important that a meal have lots of colors.  And one of the easiest ways to add color to your planted based meal is by having a large salad each day.

Whether it's a main meal or a side dish, add as many fresh vegetables as you like and even pick a color theme- how cool is that??

 In many black families, cabbage is a very popular side dish, which is usually cooked and while being cooked, bacon or some sort of meat is added, even if the recipe calls for a raw salad mayonnaise or salad dressing is added, and most of these condiments contain eggs and/or sugars.
This turns into an unhealthy meal quite quickly.
~Yes they have a vegan mayonnaise..its called Vegenaise, you will be hard press in telling the difference.

Red cabbage is a wonderful source of vitamin C, which assists in anti-oxidation, helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful.  It is also high in vitamin A, which is involved in maintaining healthy eyes.  Vitamin E is also contained in red cabbage, therefore helping in immunity building, DNA repair and other metabolic processes.  It is cleansing to the body and also contains calcium. 

Beets were the other main ingredient in this salad and I love beets.  
If you have not eaten beets raw, they taste like a sweet carrot.

Beets are also highly nutritious...

They contain unique pigments that are antioxidants and have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and strokes.  Raw beets are an excellent source of folates, but these levels can be depleted with extensive cooking.  They also contain the powerful antioxidant vitamin C and the essential mineral, potassium...heck they are just good for you!

I used:

2 Beets chooped
1/2 of a Red Cabbage chooped
2 cups mixed greens

3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh basil
1 tbsp fresh cilantro 
1/4 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
 Sea salt to taste

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