One of the many principles that we learned from Functional Medicine physician Mark Hyman, MD that will stick with us for life is make 75% of your plate non-starchy vegetables.
When you fill your plate with loads of colorful, disease-fighting, fiber-rich veggies, you’re setting yourself up for a successful meal.
Why? Vegetables contain powerful compounds called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are chemicals that provide healing information to your DNA, turning on messages of health and turning off messages of disease. And they are a critical part of balancing your hormones.
Too often we get too much of the bad stuff (little movement, processed foods, stress) and not enough of the good stuff. Just following this 75% rule alone will transform your health.
This Green Goddess Salad is an amazing way to get loads of phytonutrients into your diet, and it incorporates the beeya seed cycling super-seeds for an extra hormone balancing punch.
If you’re looking for your simple, everyday salad, look no further than this.
Serving Size: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Ingredients (for the salad)
- 12 cups romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
- 4 mini cucumbers, chopped thin
- 2 cups sugar snap peas
- ½ pickled onion, or raw red onion; sliced thin
- 4 scoops of beeya
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Optional: 4 cooked chicken breasts, diced
Ingredients (for the dressing)
- 1 cup dairy free yogurt
- 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped finely
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
Assemble the salad.
For the dressing, place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until mixed throughout.
- Add dressing to the salad, mix, and enjoy!