Who says you have to go out to have a restaurant worthy lunch!?!?! Try making this beet, walnut and goat cheese salad teeming with nutrients! It is delectable, will keep you full and focused all afternoon and can even help boost your mood! Not convinced? This 350 calories salad legitimately has superpowers and I can prove it!
Beets are an unbeatable (haha, yep went for the pun!) source of iron, folic acid, vitamins A, B & C, fiber, potassium, beta carotene and much more! This purple power food helps lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of colon cancer, generate cell growth/recovery, and has higher levels of carbohydrates and sugar that break down slowly do give you continued energy throughout the day. If that wasn’t enough, they also contain betaine, which is used to help treat depression, and trytophan, which increases your sense of well being (its the same feeling you get when you eat chocolate).
Walnuts rich in omega 3, vitamin E and protein which have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Walnuts also help promote heart health and reduce your risk of prostate and breast cancer.
Goat cheese is low fat, low calorie and calcium/protein/probiotic packed. While the calcium you get from this salty, soft cheese helps with bone density, it also assists in your body’s fat burning functions post meal.
If all that doesn’t convince you to give this simply salad a try, how about the fact its plain yummy!?!
1 cup boiled beets, >1/4 cup raw walnuts, 1oz goat cheese, mixed greens w/parsley, salt/pepper and a splash of aged balsamic – BOOM! – unbeatable, bistro beet deliciousness!