Posted on 04-23-2009
Filed Under (Health & Nutrition, Recipes &Cooking) by Charla

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This is a very healthy salad with the dark green, leafy Romaine lettuce which is a great source of vitamins K, A, & C, folate, manganese, and other nutrients.

The tuna and walnuts provide essential fatty acids which the body needs for many things, including healthy skin and hair.

Apples are the best source for the mineral boron which is good for bone growth and a great source of fiber.  Apples are also rich in quercetin, phytonutrients, and flavonoids which may reduce the risk of certain cancers.  The best way to get all of the health benefits of apples is to always eat organic apples with the peeling!

Cherries are considered to be a “Super Food,” containing beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate, melatonin and also fiber.  They help with inflamation and cholesterol as well.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fresh Romaine lettuce or your favorite green lettuce
  • Albacore Tuna in Water, drained
  • Apple, chopped  (If it’s an organic apple, don’t peel.  If it’s not an organic apple, then peel because of the high concentration of pesticides on non-organic apples)
  • Dried tart cherries
  • Walnuts
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Place lettuce in bowl and top with tuna, apple, cherries, and walnuts.  Drizzle with olive oil and add salt & pepper to taste.

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