Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Salads

In summer most people naturally get a taste for lighter foods. This is not a coincidence, it is in fact your body's natural rhythm. In winter our bodies are in a building phase, in order to stay strong in the cold, fight infections and viruses, and conserve nutrients in a time when (there should be - if we were eating natural, local, seasonal foods only) many foods are scarce.

In summer we are fortunate enough to have access to a full bounty of fruits and vegetables, which make for great salads and smoothies! These foods help take our body into a natural cleansing cycle, where vitamin in take is high, but many of those building foods like root vegetables, grains, and meat are eaten less frequently.

I don't know about you, but I can't seem to get enough salad at this time of the year! (And there is PLENTY of it available at the Farmer's Market!)

Try out some of these great salad suggestions for lunches or dinners this week!

These salads all come from the Nourished Kitchen, a wonderful site to explore for education and inspiration!


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