One Daily Practice: A Salad Every Day!

Achieving great health is not a mystery. While it might seem elusive, and the medical establishment might have us convinced that the body is a fallible organism that is destined to become diseased and die, this is not necessarily the case. Well, yes, dying is non-negotiable, but it is possible to live healthfully and robustly until the end. And the way to achieve that is through a healthy diet and a sound lifestyle.

One of the best practices we can all get in the habit of doing is to have a salad every day. One large bowl of salad can deliver a hefty nutritional punch if made with wholesome and hearty ingredients that include greens, nuts and seeds, vegetables and herbs as well as homemade dressings.

In today’s video I am going to share with you two of my absolute favorite salads. I have one of these every single day and the benefits of this practice have allowed me to feel energized, clear and healthy~

Incredibly delicious, these salads include wholesome ingredients and lots of herbs to give them great flavor as well as optimal nutrition. You don’t need salad dressing to enjoy a salad, you just need to be creative and today I will show you how you can throw your salad dressing away and start loving salad made from real ingredients.

Now I want to hear from you! What is your favorite salad? What special, natural ingredients do you add to your salads that make your taste buds hum? What’s your secret ingredient? Let us know so we can all learn from you too!

I hope you all have an amazing week and a wonderful Monday!

Mexican Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens (romaine, spinach, endive, etc..)
  • Sliced red onion…. about 1/2 of a small onion
  • 1/2 cup organic corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves (or to taste)
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 3 to 4 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper

Combine and enjoy! (Serves 2)

Dill Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 15 sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup fresh peas (or thawed frozen)
  • Handful of pine nuts
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Combine and enjoy! (Serves 2)

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11 comments on “One Daily Practice: A Salad Every Day!

  1. AvatarPam

    Hi Barbara,
    I just discovered your website, and subscribed… and now looking at your blog posts – that are nice and easy to skim for what’s relevant . And I love salads. These recipes are interesting but in each one, there something I don’t particularly care for ….

    So, my question today is: Are any of the ingredients in these salads dependent on any of the other ingredients to be effective? So, if I leave one thing out, is it going to defeat a big part of the value of the salad.

    Thank you so much for these resources – I’m looking forward to learning a lot – I know a medium bunch but a lot more :- )

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hi Pam!
      You can adjust the salads to your preference. What I will say though is that when I use herbs it’s because it enhances flavor without needing to resort to bottled dressings. Apart from that, add or leave out whatever works for you…
      Glad you enjoy the site!

  2. AvatarBryan

    started out incorporating ginger tea from ur tip and now this. thank you so much for giving me ideas on how i can improve my diet. love from the phil!

  3. AvatarIraida Mendez

    Thank you for a new and delicious recipe! You fill my heart with pride for all that you do and are. Keep up the good work, you are helping a lot of people with your advice! Look forward to Mondays!!! Love, MOM

  4. AvatarJon Sheppard

    Thank Barbara,

    LOVE the mexican salad!! made it and it was delicious. I look forward to the Dill salad.

    Best regards and thank you!

  5. AvatarZara

    These look delicious. I also look forward to your videos and they’ve helped me a lot too. When i fall of track a little bit your videos are a weekly positive encouragement! I love cilantro in salad and put it in almost every salad!

  6. AvatarAnna McNally

    Happy Monday Barbara – I look forward to your video’s and will try the salad recipes. Thanks for information on corn.

    Thanks to you I am paying more attention to what foods I buy and eat. My body is feeling stonger and healther. I have family in Boston and have asked them to ship me Milk Thistle tea – can’t find it on our Canadian east coast supermarkets or health food stores.

    Have a wonder day.

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      I am SO happy to hear that Anna! That is fantastic~ Keep it up~
      And thanks for sharing your comments….
      Let me know what you think of the milk thistle tea, although I reckon you may want to steep it with another tea with a fruit flavor (as an example)…. it will make it more palatable.
      Have a great Monday!


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