Lunch Romaine Heart Salad with Turmeric Dressing

I started my day with warm lemon water, probiotic pills and organic coffee. At about 10:30am I finished off yesterday’s kale chickpea salad topped with avocado and nutritional yeast. It tasted even better today because it marinated overnight in the dressing.

Today’s lunch was a salad of romaine hearts, red pepper, white onion, cucumber and shredded turmeric and carrots. I used Raw on $10 a Day’s Turmeric Dressing recipe here. The dressing has a Thai twist and tasted really good. I swapped the dried turmeric for 2 tbsp of fresh turmeric and added a little water to help it blend well.

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Fresh turmeric is another daily staple for me because it completely cures my once out of control cystic acne. I’m not sure why, but I’m assuming it has something to do with it’s strong anti-inflammatory properties. Since I discovered this I haven’t had to take any rounds of antibiotics which never worked 100% anyway. Turmeric is an amazing food with tons of benefits. More about turmeric’s benefits here. I usually juice it or grate over salads. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric so I’ll add it when having turmeric in a dressing or meal.

The twin’s also had my lunch salad as an afternoon snack with chickpeas, sliced oranges and probiotic rich sauerkraut.

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Raw or nearly raw sauerkraut is a natural source of probiotics. We usually have it in raw wraps, with salad or as a snack with sliced avocado and nutritional yeast. Sprouts Market was out of my usual Bubbies so I gave this organic one by Farmhosue Culture a try in the Garlic Dill Pickle flavor which is delicious. The twin’s loved it too, especially the pickles. Probiotics help re-balance good gut bacteria and helps improve overall digestion.

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