Sunday, 6 July 2014

2014 Resolution # 12 & 13


Resolution # 12  - Nutrition - Eat a Different Salad Everyday
Resolution #13 Nutrition - Reduce Sodium Consumption


Well it appears that I am a bit behind on my resolutions so I have decided to focus on 2 for the next 2 weeks. These next  resolutions will focus on following a healthy diet by focusing on reducing my salt intake ( I love salt!) and eating a salad everyday.

Summer is the perfect time to explore new salad recipes. Here are a few recipes I will be trying.

From inspiralized.com

Sometimes food gets boring so why not prepare it differently?  I love the way cucumber is not sliced or diced in this salad. The spiral ribbons make this salad interesting and fun. ( The Spiral n Slice kitchen tool from The Pampered Chef is THE tool to use to make fantastic ribbons of cucumber.)

From pamperedchef.ca

Watermelon Feta Salad 
 How Cool is this?

From Pinterest


From theroastedroot.net
Asparagus, feta and lemon...sounds delish! 


From journeykitchen.com

Quinoa, avocado, peas and pistachios with coriander basil pesto - I am sure the flavour of this salad will be as vibrant as the colour!




From gimmesomeoven.com
The colour of this salad is pretty amazing too. Also called the  "Brain Power Salad", this dish will be the one to eat when I really need to think.

I have lots more salad recipes saved on my pinterest board and will be checking it regularly. 

And now for salt...

From yourhealthychicks.com
We all know the medical dangers of too much salt so I am going to focus on not adding extra salt to my food at the table. When shopping, I will read the labels and look for lower sodium foods. Although we don't eat a lot of processed or packaged foods which can be high in sodium, snack foods often find their way into our cupboard. I will try to stay away from crackers and chips. And when cooking, I will add salt at the end as you need to add less. 
Hopefully my taste buds will adjust to less salt and I will not miss it. 

Update - Resolution #11 - Nutrition - Drink More Water
I am happy to report that I bought a very large insulated cup with a straw and lid. I take it with me pretty much everywhere I go and have been drinking lots or water. ( Now I need to keep my eyes open for the nearest WC).





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