This time of year, I get really into salads. I've been craving them for months, but since Minnesota's winter took it's time exiting the stage, my vata (cold, dry) body has not really been up for cooling foods. Today I rode my bike to work in the sun and 60s and am really enjoying this Greek salad with sardines. Huzzah!
If sardines scare you, as they once did me, take the plunge. They are a delicious, inexpensive, have low contamination, are sustainably fished, and packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and calcium.
Greek Salad with Sardines
Voila, it's lunch!
You might be surprised that this nutrition nerd doesn't actually write about nutrition all that often. Here's why: in 10+ years of studying food and nutrition, I've concluded that knowing about kale and vitamin K doesn't make me want to eat kale or care that it contains vitamin K. We need to dive into what it means to nourish and nurture ourselves. Once we discover that we're worth it, choosing healthy food is the most obvious option on the table. So get ready to dive into body image, self worth and whole-person (body, mind, spirit) healing. Once you change that tune, you change it all.