Cauliflower Broccoli Detox Salad
Self care comes in a lot of different forms. Meal prepping is one of the ways I regularly practice self care. Actually, to be honest, it's one of the only forms of self care I practice regularly! (Note to self - work on practicing more self care 😁 ).
By meal planning and prepping my food I set myself up for success in the coming week. Life can be so flippin' busy, and meal prepping ensures that I'll be fuelling my body with healthy, nutritious food all week long (which translates into more energy and better moods!).
This salad is amazing for a couple of reasons.
First and foremost - it lasts all week without getting soggy, so it saves me from having to prep more than one lunch for the week.
Secondly, it's ingredients have very impressive nutritional profiles!
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage top the charts in natural body detox. They help clean the gut, improve liver function and support our immune system naturally. They are also good sources of antioxidants, potassium, calcium and vitamin-C which help replenish body with key nutrients.
Also, parsley and cilantro are incredible detoxing herbs. They help the body rid itself of heavy metals, reduce water weight, balance blood sugar, fight cancer and can improve memory with their brain protecting vitamins and minerals.
Cilantro specifically helps to improve digestion and guards against the onslaught of free radicals that speed aging and promote disease.
Meanwhile, parsley helps eliminate salt that has built up in the kidneys, thereby purging the body of accumulated poisons like mercury, cadmium, and lead.
For these reasons, I try and add these herbs to as many dishes as possible.
Finally, lemon juice is a powerful little addition to this salad all on its own!
It aids in digestion and detoxification (by keeping food moving through your body smoothly);
It's high in vitamin C (which is vital for immune system function and protects cells from oxidative damage);
It rejuvenates your skin (the antioxidants found in lemon juice fight