Vegetables are essential in low carb & keto diet. It adds color, flavor, texture and bulk to meals. Vegetables are good source of vitamins and fiber which our body requires. The best part is (for people eating high fat foods), it helps keep our liver healthy.
High fat diets (like LCHF and ketogenic) can result in fatty liver (steatorrhea) and consuming lots of vegetables can help flush out all the fats we consume.
When we eat at home, we make sure we consume at least a cup of vegetables (either raw or cooked) with every meal. It keeps us feel full for a longer time.
This garden salad is so easy to make – just slice all vegetables, drizzle dressing of choice and toss. Sooo fast! It’s also versatile, you can add cheese, bacon, chicken, halloumi or any topping of choice.
What do you like to put in your salad?
3 cups mixed salad greens (200 grams approx)
1/3 of telegraph cucumber, cut lengthwise then sliced across 5mm thick
1/2 of medium sized red capsicum
1 medium tomato, cubed
1/2 of small onion, sliced thinly
1-2 tablespoons balsamic dressing or any dressing of your choice
Make a bed of salad greens on a large bowl. Add in cucumbers, capsicum, onion and tomatoes evenly on top.
Drizzle balsamic dressing over the salad and toss. Or serve the dressing on the side.