Celebrate this Memorial Day with Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad. This recipe is delicious, nutritious, and can be made with locally sourced ingredients. Try out this colorful red, white, and rhubarb salad, and read on for more information on the benefits of this great dish!
Rhubarb is high in fiber and antioxidants that are good for cholesterol levels and gut health.
Honey is rich in antioxidants and organic acids that can reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke, lower blood pressure and triglycerides, and improve cholesterol. Honey is a better sweetener than sugar for diabetics and can also promote eye health.
Balsamic vinegar is great for healthy digestion, helps to lower cholesterol, improves blood circulation, and is good for healthy skin. It is also diabetes-friendly and can help to avoid blood sugar spikes
Kale is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. The high levels of nutrients and antioxidants found in kale are great for heart health, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and are anti-inflammatory. Kale is also an amazing source of vitamins C and K.
Carrots are a great source of fiber, vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Carrots may reduce the risk of cancer, lower cholesterol, and are good for eye health.
Olive oil contains healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, fight inflammation, and lower the risk of heart disease. Olive oil might also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!
Find ingredients for Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad and more at Anderson’s Farm Market, The Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Also be sure to stop by the Cortland and Homer Farmers Markets and Shared Roots Farm to see what nutritious and delicious foods are available this season. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad below.
Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad