A Normal Salad: Rethinking Vegetable Volume

Normal Salad BowlWhat's a normal salad? I'm willing to bet your idea of normal vegetable intake is a lot different than mine, and bridging the gap between us could mean the difference between a healthy life and a diseased one for you and your family.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to volume.

You need to be eating tons of fruits and vegetables on a healthy raw food diet, but in terms of volume, but not calories.

I eat 3-6 percent of my calories from vegetables, which doesn't sound like a lot, but that's the equivlent of eating at least three large heads of lettuce a day.  Ever eaten a salad made of three heads of lettuce?

Normal Salad: Watching The Video

As part of my ongoing series on normal eating habits, I decided to record myself eating a big salad, split into three, to give you an idea of what a healthy vegetable intake looks like.

Collectively, this big salad had perhaps 600 to 800 calories in it, not very much in the grand scheme of things. Many of those calories came from the fruit, not the vegetables.

What To Put In A Salad?

So after seeing the video you probably get the emphasis on big quantities of vegetables.

But what do you actually put in a healthy raw salad?

First off, review the healthy and unhealthy foods in this list.

So you want a dressing to go on top of that?

I highly suggest my Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces, which teaches you how to make low-fat salad dressings using only raw fruits, vegetables, and fresh herbs that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Index Savory Raw Dressings
Sinfully delicious raw dressings can spice up your salad every night of the week. Don't worry, they're also low fat and incredibly healthy.

Find out how to create amazing salad dressings and sauces from scratch.

Check out Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces!

Normal Eating: Following Up

To learn about the kabocha squash in this video, check out this article.

See how this normal salad is just part of the outsized normal meals you eat on a raw food diet.

Learn how to eat a healthy raw food diet.

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