Encouraging Health and Happiness

Easy salads – get more nutrients in your busy day

5 min salads for a busy work week.

So.. as promised, I will continue to post 1 salad a week.  This week, you get TWO!  wow! Lucky you

You may ask – “What did I do to deserve this?”

The answer is: Many of you are so busy that even meal prep for a busy week gets ignored. Many of my clients know they need to keep good options at home and at work  to keep them on track. But when it comes down to setting themselves up for a busy week, they simply don’t get it done, because there’s so much else to do.

Well, these two salads are simple, cheap and Very quick. This way you will be sure to get your vegetables in at lunch or dinner.

Remember, vegetables are the most nutrient dense food you can consume. And the more natural color it has, the more nutrients it has.

Check out what these amazing salads have in store for you! Make them eat them and go use their powers!  Have a great week – Get stuff done.. you Super Human, you

Green Broccoli with Avocado and Lemon


2 bunches broccoli

1 avocado

1 lemon

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp sea salt


Chop brocolli into bite size pieces. Fill a pot with 1 inch of water, boil –  put broccoli crowns in and toss for 1 -2 mins.

Combine juice of 1 lemon, olive oil and salt in a bowl

Chop up avocado into chunks and add to bowl with liquids.  Put warm broccoli on top – mix gently.  Serve – or put in a container for work lunch


Gives you:  Folic Acid, Vitamins A,B, E, C K Calcium, Iron and Potassium.  Also Cruciferous veg is a great anti-carcinogenic and cholesterol lowering food. Avocado gives you that healthy Omega 3 fats, that we are often lacking – and you may not know this – but without a little fat with your veg, you cannot absorb nutrients as well in the body.

Bright Orange Carrot Salad with raisins ( A salad for your eyes)


2 carrots

handful of raisins

umeboshi vinegar – ( found in asian food aisle , plum vinegar)


flax oil


Grate carrots

Place carrots and raisins in a bowl

Dress with other ingredients to taste


Carrots : wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta carotene, vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants in ample amounts. They  also have healthy levels of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium.

Raisins: These contain a considerable amount of Iron.  Calcium, which is the main constituent of bones, is present in raisins and is one of the best sources of Boron, a micro nutrient (a nutrient required by the body in very small amount as compared to other nutrients). This is very necessary for proper bone formation and absorption of Calcium. Raisins contain polyphenolic phytonutrients which have anti oxidant properties which are very good for ocular health,

Flax Seed Oil: Besides being the best source of omega 3’s, Flax  contain a high quality protein.Flax  contain vitamins B-1, B-2, C, E, and carotene. Flax oil increase the body’s metabolic rate, helping to burn the excess, unhealthy fats in the body.

Umeboshi Vinegar:  From Umeboshi – PIckled Plums.

It’s powerful acidity has a paradoxical alkalinizing effect on the body, neutralizing fatigue, stimulating the digestion, and promoting the elimination of toxins. This is the Far Eastern equivalent to both aspirin and apple; not only is it a potent hangover remedy for mornings after; more than that, a umeboshi a day is regarded as one of the best preventive medicines available.

Put these two salads together for a flavor explosions and nutritional benefits that will keeping you working efficiently, boost your mood and feel better overall, Your body will love you for it!

Can your Jimmy John’s sandwich give you any of this good stuff?  I don’t think so! PLus if you make it yourself – you know what you are getting out of it, and what exactly is in it.

Check my blog  www.breannetrains.com for  more!


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