One of the things I truly love about clean eating is the simplicity of the ingredients I get to use. I appreciate the beauty in a spinach leaf, the vivacity of a red strawberry and the earthiness of a walnut. There is such beauty in pairing these types of ingredients together. Ingredients that not only nourish our tummies, but our souls as well.
A simple salad is like a well orchestrated symphony of flavors, textures and nutrients. As the staccato increases with the sweetness of a berry on our tongue, the tempo then slows again with the more down to earth spinach or walnut. A dressing added is akin to sweet notes still hanging in the air after the orchestra is exhausted and fulfilled.
Add to that the company of a friend or family members and the experience is truly complete. Something far beyond just having a salad for dinner. Something that speaks to us on a very primal level. It’s the complete package. The thing that seems to make us human beings. The connection between people and the earth and what she provides us.
A simple salad can be a very humbling experience if appreciated and respected. Nourishment on all levels is our most basic, primal need. And as such, it’s worth noting it’s beauty.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Avocado Cashew Salad
- Clean Eating Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad With Dried Cranberries
- Clean Eating Spinach Salad With Pesto Dressing
Clean Eating Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Strawberries, hulled and sliced
- Avocado (optional)
- Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
- Layer your ingredients.
- Add your dressing.
- Mix and enjoy!