This high-fiber salad is full of whole plant foods that provide healthy carbohydrates and fiber. Carbohydrates are metabolized into glucose, the major energy source for your body.
Try to get your carbs from whole plant sources such as legumes, all types of vegetables, whole grains, whole fruits and beans. Whole plant sources are packed with nutrients and fiber, which is important for proper digestion, keeping your gut working properly and your overall health.
The recipe was created by Laura Stout, a registered dietitian, and Jocelyn Chang, a dietetic intern at UCHealth Yampa Health Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
2 cups baby bok choy, julienned
½ cup daikon, julienned
½ cup edamame
½ cup Asian pear, julienned
½ cup starfruit, cut into ¼” star-shaped pieces
½ medium avocado, thinly sliced
2 scallions, julienned
tablespoons black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons Sesame Dressing (recipe below)
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except avocado and starfruit. Toss to combine. Pour into serving dish. Arrange avocado and starfruit on top. Serve.
Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 283, Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 181mg, Total Carbohydrates: 23g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 11g
½ cup toasted sesame oil
1 cup rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions: Mix all ingredients until well combined. Season to taste.