It is time to fight back the spring vitamin deficiency, using the first gifts of the warm season. And the simplest, but juiciest and delicious, and most importantly, wholesome dishes will help in this, which can be prepared in 10-15 minutes.
Helping the immune system: spring spinach salad
Spinach contains up to 3 g of protein per 100 g, and young leaves are the best choice for use in food.
A spicy salad can be made by choosing the following components:
- 1 fresh carrot
- A bunch of lettuce leaves
- A bunch of spinach
- Raw almonds or cashews; walnuts can be used
- Pulp of 1 orange
- 2 tbsp. l unrefined olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Rub the carrots on a Korean grater or chop with thin sticks, tear the lettuce leaves and chop the spinach strips. Nuts can be fried, but can be used raw. Mix all the ingredients, add the sauce.
THE SAUCE IS PREPARED AS FOLLOWS: CHOP THE PULP OF AN ORANGE IN A BLENDER OR SQUEEZE JUICE OUT OF IT, ADD 2 TBSP. L OLIVE OIL AND SALT WITH PEPPER.
But do not forget that the recommended norm of spinach leaves per day is 350 g, not more.
Radish and Sorrel Salad
In late April – early May, the first fresh radish appears, useful for the human body. It goes well with spring greens and has a pleasant sharpness. A delicious dish of a large amount of this vegetable and herbs is an excellent method of eliminating the symptoms of vitamin deficiency.
AND THE FOLLOWING ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THESE SIGNS: FATIGUE, HEADACHES, DRYNESS AND PEELING OF THE SKIN, APATHY, DROWSINESS, PALLOR.
Take the following products for cooking:
- 1 cup shredded sorrel
- 2 tbsp. l chopped young onions
- 2 tbsp. l canned peas
- 150-200 g of radish
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. l sour cream
- 6-7 branches of dill or parsley
Cut the radish in semicircles or cubes, mix with the rest of the components. Eggs can be chopped using a grater or egg slicer. And you can beautifully arrange the dish by laying out the protein slices in a circle around the plate.
Eggs will add nutritional value to the recipe, and if you remove them, the dish will be the most useful dinner. And you can replace the proteins with boiled chicken, beef or pork – you get an unusual spring dish.
Sweet Spicy Green Recipe
If every day there are salads with fresh herbs, then after 2-3 weeks you can notice an impressive result: a surge of strength, energy and vitality! And to make the menu varied, don’t be afraid to add non-standard solutions to it.
For example, a recipe with garlic, radish and apple:
- 5-6 radishes
- 2 red apples
- 1 onion
- A bunch of sorrel
- A bunch of parsley
- 1 tbsp. l sour cream
- 1 tbsp. l mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
Cut apples and radishes into thin strips, and onions into cubes. Rinse and dry the greens, grind it with a knife or kitchen scissors, mix the ingredients. Season the dish with mayonnaise, sour cream and spices. You can remove mayonnaise from the recipe, then you will get 100% healthy and wholesome food.
Vitamin Salad with Nettles and Nuts
Nuts contain not only important vitamins, but also useful vegetable fats, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system, heart and blood vessels, and the musculoskeletal system. And young nettle is a source of antioxidants and fresh trace elements. Indeed, even when using the best synthetic multivitamins, one should not forget that some of them must come with natural food.
To make a super healthy salad, take the following foods:
- 50-60 g of nettle
- A bunch of green onions
- 12 leaves of sorrel
- 20-30 g of dill and parsley
- 20 g of walnuts
- 20 g of almonds or hazelnuts
- 10 g cashews
- 3 tbsp. l olive oil
- 1 tbsp. l lemon juice
- A pinch of salt and sugar
To make the salad delicious, cook it in a certain sequence:
- First, wash the nuts, dry them and fry in a dry frying pan to a light brown hue.
- Rinse the greens, free it from the stalks, grind with thin strips.
- Peel the carrots and sodium on a coarse grater or cut into thin strips.
- Cut the onion into half rings.
- Prepare nettles separately using thin plastic gloves so as not to burn yourself. Take it and pour boiling water for 1 minute – this will remove the burning sensation. After treatment, rinse with cold water and chop.
Mix all the ingredients and season with lemon juice and oil. Nuts can be crushed into powder, or can be left in large pieces to make the taste more vibrant.
“Male salad” from wild garlic
Wild garlic – spicy greens that can be added to all recipes for spring dishes. Especially cool it is combined with boiled chicken.
Take the following ingredients for a nutritious meal:
- 2 radishes
- 100 g of cooked chicken
- 10 stalks of wild garlic
- 1 egg
- 5-6 green lettuce leaves
- 0.5 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Salt and balsamic vinegar to taste
Rinse and dry all the ingredients, then chop and mix. Add spices, sesame and dressing to the plate. Decorate the dish with a boiled egg before serving.
IN ORDER FOR THE GREENS TO GIVE MORE JUICE AND AROMA, PREVIOUSLY IT CAN BE CRUSHED IN A MORTAR. THIS ADVICE WORKS NOT ONLY WITH WILD LEEK, BUT ALSO WITH ANY OTHER GREENS.
Pork can be completely replaced with a boiled egg, then in the recipe they will need 2 pieces.
Vegetarian cabbage soup – a powerful vitamin recipe
Okroshka is considered a traditional summer dish, and vegetarian cabbage soup from herbs is the most useful spring soup, which will help immunity after the winter.
To prepare it, take:
- 60-100 g of young nettle
- 60-100 g of dill
- 50 g of parsley
- 50 g of young dandelions
- 1 onion
- 50 g of green onions
- 1 bay leaf, 5-6 peas of black pepper
- 1 carrot and potato
- Butter, sour cream
- Frozen cauliflower or broccoli to taste
The process of making vegetarian cabbage soup is very simple:
- Add bay leaf, onions and carrots to a pot with 2 l of water.
- After 10 minutes, add chopped potatoes and bring to a boil, salt.
- After boiling, add broccoli or cabbage.
- When the potatoes are ready, add chopped greens to the soup, except for green onions.
- After boiling add butter and remove from the stove.
Put green onions and sour cream before serving. Pre cabbage soup should be infused for 1-2 hours.
Wild garlic, spinach, radish, parsley, dill, sorrel and green onions – these are the spring “helpers” of immunity. They give a boost of vitality and a portion of natural vitamins, which are so necessary for health. Eat them better in the form of salads, seasoned with sour cream, yogurt or unrefined vegetable oil. If you want the most healthy food, then it is better to refuse mayonnaise. And eggs and boiled chicken or beef meat are the best way to increase the nutritional value of a spring dish!