With the holidays happening I over eat. I think that a lot of people can admit overeating is a huge problem this time of year. Everything is rich and decadent. There are a lot of starches, rich sauces, and heavy meats floating around. Because everything is so decadent you can start to feel slow and sluggish.
There are good parts of those amazing foods that are good but when you put them all together ugh!
My recommendation? Find a great salad and use that for a dinner at LEAST once a week. It will help not just your belly feel better. I have also noticed that people tend to say, “I can eat poorly now because once the new year starts I have to be SO good.” Why wait? Why put your body through those paces!
I have found a terrific salad thanks once again to my go-to salad cookbook, Full Belly by Tara Mataraza Desmond. I was obsessed with this cookbook while I was trying to get pregnant. Definitely, while I was pregnant, and now after! The salads are one of my favorite parts for sure. This Steak and Orange salad with an amazing Sesame Dressing is perfection. This is because it allows you to keep the rich steak meat but use it in a healthy salad. It also gives some summer citrus during these colder winter months.
This salad is great because it is strong in iron, protein, calcium and vitamins A and C. Vitamin C is the so important during the winter months. Colds and flu’s run rampant and this one vitamin can help you fight the bugs.
I hope you love this as much as my family and I do. It is pretty awesome. I even just love the smell of it cooking! Enjoy!
Orange and Steak Salad with Sesame Dressing
This salad gives you the iron and protein of a great steak and citrus that lightens the heavy meat right up. The sesame marinade and dressing is perfection when it's all combined.