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A HEALTHY SALAD to start 2021: zucchini, chickpeas, avocado, carrots

Updated: Sep 4

As you know, I am really into nutrition.

The holiday season is over, and I know the majority of people is trying to get back into shape.

Plus, at this time of the year when temperatures fall below zero here in North Ametica and we have less daylight, why not adopt a healthy lifestyle and look for food that boost our vitamins level.

Here are some health facts of the elements I chose for my salad (you can also google it if you want to):

- zucchini: rich in many nutrients like folate, potassium, vitamin A

- chickpeas: contain a significant number of proteins and can be a good replacement for meat. The amount of calcium and iron in them is good for the bone structure. In addition, eating chickpeas lower blood pressure and cholesterol level, helps prevent diabetes, and improves heart health (thanks to its amount of iron, potassium, magnesium)

- avocado: rich in potassium, folate, vitamin B

- carrots: rich in beta-carrotene, vitamin K1, antioxydants. Carrots have been linked to ameliorate eye health.

I would like to point out that zucchini, chickpeas, avocados and carrots have a good amount of fiber, which is necessary for our system.

Besides, ladies, on a beauty and cosmetic point, you know that avocados and carrots are good for your hair and skin right? So, more reasons to eat them.

This salad is a great lunch meal.

I've stated many times that I am not vegetarian.

On another day, I would have pairednit either with a slice of fish or some chicken wings.

For the dressing, go with a light one: mix in a bowl a few spoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, some salt and pepper.

Marie-Madeleine Mbong

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