In much of the world, spring and early spring vegetables are solidly with us. To mark and encourage awareness of this yearly change in regional foods, we prepared a meal made mostly of them – and also one that is about as healthy as a meal can be. While healthy and inviting meals are a natural part of eating the HumanaNatura way and following HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines, our use of low-in-the-marine-food-chain shrimp, along with generous leafy greens and fresh veggies, makes this Salad Meal both spring-timey and extra-healthy.
We start by steaming a root base of diced white sweet potato and onion or shallot, along with a bit of crushed and finely chopped garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper, for about three minutes (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). Then, a handful of medium-sized raw, shelled (but tails-on), and deveined shrimp, along with some julienne-cut carrot and red pepper, and chopped baby broccoli, are placed on top of the root vegetables. Everything is steamed for another three or four minutes, and then this warm part of the meal allowed to cool slightly for a few minutes.
As the cooked shrimp and vegetables cool from hot to warm, a salad base of mixed greens is placed on one side of a dinner plate, and some halved grape tomatoes and diced cucumber are added. The cooked foods are then plated to the side of the greens. The raw portion of the meal is then dressed with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, and the cooked side with a bit of soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil, and small zig-zags of oyster and chilli sauces. Lastly, the entire meal garnished with some dried berries, parsley, and black pepper, and served promptly. Simple, fresh, easy to make, amazingly healthy, and a celebration of spring!
Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.
Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.
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