Easy, Sweet and Tangy Alkaline Salad

According to research, an aspect of Paleo nutrition is to balance our intake of acidic and alkaline foods. I can definitely tell the difference just in how I feel when I’m imbalanced in that area, especially when I’m a little more on the acidic side. My body always appreciates when I’m able to incorporate more alkaline foods into my diet. Hence, the birth of this simple, alkaline salad.

This particular recipe is what I go by to meal prep it as lunch for my work week — double win for this busy working mama! I like to stack it in my jar in the order I want it to land on the bowl/plate, top it with a protein I’ll have packed on the side, followed by a squeeze of fresh lemon and dressing of my choice!

Easy, Sweet and Tangy Alkaline Salad
 
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Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups lettuce of your choice, rough chopped
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 7 dates, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into quartered wedges
  • 1 AIP-friendly balsamic vinaigrette or salad dressing of choice (amount as desired)
  • 5 mason jars (if meal prepping)
  • Optional toppings: chicken, chopped bacon and/or protein of choice
Instructions
  1. Clean and prepare all ingredients. Assemble salad in a large bowl, or assemble jars.
  2. If prepping jar meals as pictured, add ingredients in this order: chopped dates, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach leaves, and place a lemon quarter on top just before sealing.
  3. Give salad a fresh squeeze of lemon just before topping with dressing of choice. Enjoy!

 

About Kris King

Kris is a wife and mommy to an amazing toddler boy. By day, she is a high school business teacher; by night, a creative who loves to cook! In 2016, she began chronicling her journey of switching to a paleo diet for fun on Instagram. However, a few years after that, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called myasthenia gravis. Having recently had her first child, life wasn’t slowing down and neither was she. She gained a new sense of hope when she discover the AIP. That, coupled with her determination to bounce back with renewed strength, she officially made the switch to paleo lifestyle, developing recipes to include many that are AIP-friendly. Since then, she’s managed to decrease inflammation significantly, and has discovered the body’s miraculous ability to heal. Find more on Kris here: Fashioned2Inspire, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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