A healthy BEAN SALAD to boost your vitamins during winter
Winter is here! Unfortunately because of that the level of vitamins in your system drops quite a bit since the days are shorter and we are less exposed to daylight.
I stated before in some previous posts that I am not vegetarian, but as I got older I try my best to keep a balanced diet which includes more veggies and less red meat on a weekly basis.
Plus, with me having fibroids (which I also mentioned before), I have to be really careful when it comes to what I eat.
This is how I make my bean salad (and of course if you have some recipes you want to share with me, you are more than welcome):
1) I steam my beans the night before. Usually I cook a mix of red and white beans along with chick peas.
(FYI: it's better to steam your vegetable because it helps keep their nutrition value).
When they cool off, I season them and put them in the fridge.
Beans are a great source of IRON, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM AND FIBER.
2) The next day, I dice a cucumber, some tomatoes and also add some corn to my salad.
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamine C, K and potassium.
cucumbers are full of water!!!
I top everything with some balsamic dressing and VOILA!!
FYI again, if you have some guests over, you can serve this with some tortilla chips. I tried it, it is sooooooo good!!!