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Celebrate Crunchy Greens: Organic Salad Creations for National Salad Month

May is the perfect month for National Salad Month because the growing season has arrived and fresh vegetables will soon be in abundance. Let the celebration inspire you to improve your diet by eating more salads.

Researchers compared people who ate salads frequently to those who rarely consumed them and found that salad-eaters had better levels of folic acid, vitamins C and E, and lycopene. A diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, and nuts also increases your fiber intake, which is beneficial for digestive function.

Become a Salad Superstar

With National Salad Month serving as a reminder of the health benefits of salads, you can find motivation to eat more produce by visiting a grocery store in Vancouver. To build a tasty salad, look for the freshest produce, ideally from local growers who practice sustainable agriculture.

Your Options Are Nearly Limitless

Salads as a culinary category go far beyond lettuce and tomatoes. Some days you might want a salad comprised of strictly vegetables, but you can also make salad meals that incorporate proteins and fats from foods like edamame, walnuts, eggs, or fish. Some salad recipes are appropriate for meal prepping because they last two or three days in the refrigerator.

Salad Recipe Ideas

  • Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing - A suitable choice for National Salad Month due to strawberries being in season in spring.

  • Green Salad - A colourful blend of vegetables with almonds and avocado, good sources of healthy fats.

  • Niçoise salad - A classic French salad with hard-cooked eggs, tuna, and vegetables in a lemon vinaigrette.

Salad Dressings

You can buy bottled salad dressings or make your own. Commercial dressings tend to contain extra sweeteners and seed oils, which you may want to limit. A health foods store will have dressings made from healthier organic ingredients.

Some salad dressing recipes to try:

Dressings are normally easy to make. You add the ingredients to a jar and shake them up.

Find Amazing Produce and Bulk Foods

Famous Foods is a grocery store in Vancouver that makes a priority of selling sustainably grown produce from local farms. Take your salad game to a higher level by shopping at our health foods store.

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