Extreme Diabetes Management: A Magical Colorful & Sweet Beet Salad
My Magical Beet Salad
Welcome back to my Extreme Diabetes Management recipe series! The recipes in this series were created during a very strict detox food challenge recommended by my chiropractor as a way to potentially reverse my Type II Diabetes. My change in eating habits required that I stop eating all processed foods, sugars, dairy (except for butter and heavy whipping cream), fruits (except for avocado), starches, legumes, grains, sauces, and alcohol. As a result, I reduced my A1c from 7.0 to 6.4. This has encouraged me to keep the eating habits I've developed as a result of this food challenge.
This article features a magical colorful and sweet beet salad that's perfect as a full lunch or afternoon snack. It's delicious, crunchy, and filled with fabulous heart-healthy, energy-boosting foods. The sweetness is all natural; the salad contains no sweeteners. Best of all, the recipe makes enough to share with a friend.
- 2 Beets, peeled and grated
- 1 Carrot, peeled and grated
- 1 cup string beans (or any other type of greens), chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
- 1/2 cup tree nuts or seeds, chopped
- 1 dash black pepper
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Assemble all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Toss the ingredients together until they become a magically colorful salad.
- Eat for lunch or a snack. Share with a friend.
Nutritional Values for This Beet Salad
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 17 g||6%|
|Sugar 6 g|
|Fiber 6 g||24%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 21 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Nutrition Research Notes
This salad is packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is in rich supply among all of the ingredients. This salad also has vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and iron. This means that the salad is best eaten along with a very tall glass of water!
In addition to all of the vitamins, beets support cardiovascular health. They help keep blood pressure down and increase stamina if you enjoy hearty exercise like cycling long distances.
Carrots contain betacarotene, which supports the health of our eyes. They also contain antioxidants that help prevent cancer.
String beans are another mighty ally in preventing cancer, particularly colon cancer. They are helpful in controlling diabetes, and they carry a large dose of folic acid.
Grow Your Own Salad!
If you love to grow your own vegetables, most of the salad ingredients are commonly grown in home gardens: beets, carrots, and string beans. If you also grow sunflowers like I do, those can be harvested and added to your homegrown creation.
Abundant harvest blessings to all of you!
Poetry in Motion: Tossing Together the Ingredients to a Magical Beet Salad
How do you like this salad recipe?
© 2018 Karen A Szklany