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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Garden Salad with Balsamic Dressing

 Conscious of high daily intake of calories....? Once in a while let's turn to a healthy eating style, come join me for this simple but delicious Garden Salad with special Balsamic dressings.... for sure you will not feel like being a goat munching bunch of unflavoured vegetables...hehehe.

I had this in the women network's party prepared by Shuxian last week and it was delicious... I did not have enough but on the other hand I didn't want to overeating. So I decided to have another round and made for dinner last night....
Source: HomeKreation
Coral Lettuce
Plum Tomatoes

5 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
4 cloves Garlic - chopped
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt & Pepper
(Note: You can substitute with your favourite vegetables)

1. Heat up EVOO & stir fry garlic until golden brown.
Pour olive oil & garlic into a salad bowl.
2. Add in the rest & mix well.

For info, the Balsamic Vinegar is not just rich in taste and flavour but also good for health. Here are the health benefits that I copied from one website:
  • Balsamic has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which make it an effective remedy for treating infections and wounds.
  • Folk healers used balsamic to cure body pain and as energizer.
  • Balsamic vinegar contains powerful antioxidant called polyphenols which fight cell damage and boost our immune system.
  • The antioxidant in balsamic have also the potential to protect against heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Balsamic can help boost the activity of the digestive enzyme pepsin thus improving metabolism.
  • Balsamic may help control diabetes. Study suggests that by adding as little as five teaspoons of the vinegar with a meal can improve insulin sensitivity. Better insulin sensitivity means better diabetes control and lowered risk of dangerous complications.
  • Balsamic can reduce cholesterol level.
  • Balsamic antioxidant may slow the aging process.
  • Balsamic reduces the frequency of headaches.
  • Balsamic contains important minerals that can strengthen the bones.
  • Balsamic can help prevent anemia and fatigue.
  • Balsamic can help suppress appetite and therefore an aid in controlling weight.

1 comment:

  1. salam..mana nak dapat halal balsamic vinegar? :) sebab yg ada kt pasaraya selalunya contain alcohol..tq


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