Healthy Kickoff to Summer
It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend which means summer is near! Coming around the corner is warm weather, BBQ’s, and delicious food which we are excited about. Even though there’s a lot of unhealthy foods to choose from around Memorial Day Weekend (chips, ice cream, etc.), you can instead opt for healthy foods that will make you feel better and taste wonderful. Start the summer off by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet which can bring you amazing benefits including decreased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer, boosting your immune system, reducing inflammation, and maintaining a healthy weight. If you choose to eat healthy, you can still have an incredible summer!
Celebrate the holiday by ordering healthy food from Little Green Forks: a meal delivery service that offers fully prepared, plant-based meals filled with nutrients to nourish your body. There’s a variety of delicious picnic inspired dishes that you can select from like the new Picnic Pack including the choice of a tempeh sloppy joe, lentil sloppy joe, or jackfruit pulled pork sandwich, along with sides of potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. Other great options for any upcoming weekend BBQ’s are the baked fries with bean chili, sweet potato fries, and one of the refreshing salads that are offered with an oil-free dressing. You can place your order at www.littlegreenforks.com or call (626) 387-3675 for more information. If you want to make one of our recipes at home, try this Spinach and Fruit Salad with a Strawberry and Poppy Seed dressing (recipe below). It’s easy to make and healthy! It's also available to order on the Little Green Forks menu.
Spinach and Fruit Salad with Strawberry and Poppy Seed dressing
Serves 4-6 people
Ingredients for salad:
14 ounce fugi apples (or any kind you prefer)
14 ounce pear
14 ounce strawberry
12 ounce spinach
Ingredients for dressing:
8 ounce water
5 5⁄8 ounce strawberries
4 ounce agave syrup
3 ¼ ounce red wine vinegar
4 tsp poppy seeds
1. Cut fruit into bite sized pieces and place on a bed of spinach
2. For dressing:
a. Blend strawberries on low in blender.
b. Once strawberries are blended, add red wine vinegar, water and agave syrup.
c. Add poppy seeds to dressing and mix thoroughly (don’t blend).
3. Enjoy a refreshing salad!