…and she wants you to do it every single day

I know. We’ve heard it a thousand times. But the truth is, you need to eat your veggies. I find it hard to believe when people don’t like salads or find them boring. Salads are a great way to get your veggies in and there are no rules. I’m not talking about a boring lettuce and tomato salad, not that there’s anything wrong with lettuce or tomatoes. There are just so many options and sometimes we just need to think outside the box.

In a world filled with dietary recommendations, every individual benefits greatly in discovering what individualised method best suits their body and lifestyle. Having said that, I do believe that a plant-based diet benefits most people – meaning most of your daily food should come from plant sources, whether you are vegan or not.

Eating a big salad daily is an easy way to care for ourselves by ensuring we get the required daily dose of beautifully nutritious phytonutrients, those health-promoting compounds that come from plants, as well as fiber, which is the indigestible portion of plants that feed our gut bacteria and ensure proper elimination. That’s a quick dose of science, but what really matters is taste.

So let’s shake things up when it comes to making salads. Enter the spiraliser. It’s so easy to use and such a fun way to eat your veggies. It’ll even make your salad Instagram worthy. Don’t forget to tag me.

Suzan Terzian is a Canadian nutritionist, whose health and wellness consultancy is based in Abu Dhabi’s Bodytree Studio. Email [email protected]bodytreestudio.com or call 024434448 to find out more or make a booking. Follow her daily advice and inspiration on Instagram @yourhealthguideuae

Suzie’s Summer Spiralz

For the salad

2 cups kale

1 raw beet, spiralised

1 carrot, spiralised

1 cucumber, spiralised

½ cup deseeded pomegranates

For the dressing

4 tbsp olive oil

¼ cup lemon juice (or more)

1½ tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated

pinch of turmeric

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tbsp orange juice

¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt

To make

1) Finely chop the kale. Using a hand held spiraliser, spiralise all the remaining vegetables. Mix them together in a large bowl.

2) In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and drizzle over top of the salad or place in a jar and use as needed.