It’s no surprise that the number one comeback dishes each spring is the salad with all the amazing easy to grow varieties there are available on the market. Growing your own lettuces will ensures a full of hydration and flavorful harvest. Sadly the only negative thing about growing salad is it can be challenging to find dressings and toppings that are high in fat, calories and sodium. Over the next week I’m going to share some fun salads with dressing ideas with you on my site. The first of these recipe shares is the outrageous Asian Salad that you can easily create for yourself and family to enjoy.
Recipe and image credit : Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
At first glance of this recipe I was curious to what Lotus root actually was. I enjoy learning about what other regions in this world grow to include in their healthy diets. The lotus root is the root of the lotus flower, which is an aquatic plant of the Nelumbonaceae family. After doing some research online I found that the very same lotus flower I grow in my pond has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years and hold many health benefits.
Lotus Root Health Benefits
- Blood Circulation
- Blood Pressure
- Viamin C
- Heart Healthy
- Mental Clarity and Mood
How cool is that?!
I’m very excited about the menu options that overcome the dreadful salad topping trap I found over at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa that I’m going to share over the next few days on my site. I will be sharing a Tuscan Sunshine Italian Salad and a Veggie Salad Combo perfect with Tangy Mustard Dressing so be sure to subscribe to my site for updates via email and Creative Living and Growing Newsletter.
[alert-announce]Have you ever heard of Lotus Root? I’m so excited to share this information about this with you today as I learn about it. I hope we can connect … please leave your comments at the bottom of this post.
Happy Healthy Eating to you all,