Do you ever struggle with trying to help your kids make healthy choices but to also not be the overbearing health nut? I’m planning a little birthday party for my youngest daughter and I had a feeling we wouldn’t agree on the menu. It’s sort of a summer BBQ feel and she just wants foods her 16-year-old friends won’t scoff at. I understand that.
I have been meaning to try this recipe from Kris Carr’s Crazy, Sexy, Kitchen and it seemed like a great healthy alternative to a potato salad that we could possibly serve at her party. I tested it out it last night for dinner with my family’s favorite recipe of hers, her vegan crab cakes. This salad was delicious! The whole family went crazy for the taste and my daughter had to admit that none of her friends could deny how yummy this salad was.
The potatoes and the aioli add such a tangy creaminess and the spicy greens paired with the dijon vinaigrette was just amazing. This also felt like a great recipe to share this week as on Monday I talked about how to smoothly add & enjoy fiber in your diet . This salad is fiber packed with the beans and the potatoes but is well-balanced with the greens and the bell pepper so it won’t be a shock to your sytem. Actually this salad is so well-rounded it would serve as a great total meal-in-one dish!
I hope you will think of this during the next few months when you’re either looking for a great lunch or dinner for yourself or you have guests coming over for a BBQ and you don’t want to mess up your clean-living life.
Vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, trytophan, fiber, manganese
Antioxidant, lower blood pressure, help build cells, suports brain and nervous sytem, cardiovascular protection
Vitamin A, vitamin K, phytonutrients, beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, fiber
Supports vision, bone growth, boosts immunity, anti-cancer, supports blood health
Fiber, phtyo-nutrients, folate, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, copper, manganese
Reduces blood cholesterol levels, anti-cancer, boost metabolism, lowers blood pressure
Red Bell Pepper
Vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate, fiber, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, magnesium
Antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, fight degenerative disease, supports heart health
(Photo credit: Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen)
Mix the aioli in a bowl with the lemon zest, capers, chives and tarragon. Toss the mixture with the boiled potatoes and set aside.
In another bowl, combine the watercress, beans and Dijon vinaigrette.
Place a portion of the potato salad at the center of a plate and top with the watercress mix. Top with red bell pepper slices and a finish with freshly ground black pepper and serve.
In a bowl, whisk all ingredients until smooth.
In a bowl, whisk all ingredients well.
Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Los Angeles
After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her husband wasn’t as fortunate; he succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was only 45 after a regimen of doctor-prescribed chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges.