English Roasted Beetroot, Feta & Walnut Salad
We’re back with the breakdown of one of our newest and most popular additions to the Bite Club menu- English Roasted Beetroot, Feta & Walnut Salad with French Dressing. This super salad is perfect for the (hopefully) hotter months to come & not too bad on the eyes if we do say so ourselves.
This colourful veggie’s distinctive taste is hard to rival- which is why we HAD to include it in our Super Salad. We’ve done the hard work and prepared it for you – so you don’t have to worry about getting purple hands!
Beetroot contains phytochemicals called nitrates, which help to keep your heart and blood healthy. They are a fab source of folate, a B Vitamin that helps your body produce haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
They are a super source of fibre which is great for bowel health and lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Drinking raw Beetroot Juice can aid in reducing muscle pain after strenuous exercise and can boost your energy & stamina levels!
This cheese is a great source of calcium, which helps to improve your bone health. It is easier to digest and less allergenic and inflammatory than cow’s milk cheese. Feta is fab for maintaining a healthy gut by providing you with probiotics. Probiotics are the bacteria which line your gut and help boost your immune system. Probiotics help to prevent digestive problems. Feta is a super source of the vitamin B2, which can act as a natural remedy for headaches such as migraines, so throw away the painkillers and indulge in some delicious feta cheese.
Although these colourful seeds are small and delicious, they contain a huge amount of health benefits. They are loaded with heaps of vitamins, and a must to include in your diet.They are a fab source of the Vitamin B6 which is needed for a healthy nervous system and for creating red blood cells. Pomegranate Seeds contain Vitamin C which is needed for protecting the cells that make your immune system and can also support your skin and eye health. The seeds from one pomegranate contain over 30% of your daily reference intake of Vitamin C- so get snacking!
These little guys are high in fibre, which helps to maintain bowel health as well as lowering2 cholesterol levels. They are a great source of manganese, which helps many chemical processes in the body such as energy production. Manganese also helps to control our blood sugar levels and prevents osteoporosis.
These belong to the dried legumes family and help to support your digestive and heart health with their soluble and insoluble fibre content. Insoluble fibre helps to move waste through the gut, preventing problems such as constipation. They are also high in resistant starch, which supports the growth of friendly bacteria in the lower gut. Soluble fibre can help to reduce bad LDL cholesterol.
This bean is a plant-based protein, which contains more protein than any other bean (its a probean!). Edamame Beans are a fab source of fibre, various amino acids, manganese, copper, potassium, Vitamin C and many, many more. This is why we love Edamame Beans so much at Bite Club- as it has soooo many nutritious benefits! These beans are also packed with antioxidants, which can help maintain healthy skin and repair damaged skin. They may also aid in weight loss and managing weight, due to their high protein and low-calorie content. Edamame Beans may also help to improve your digestion, due to their high fibre content and can help alleviate problems such as constipation or bloating.
Lentils are packed with fibre, which helps to lower your cholesterol levels. They contain soluble fibre (this keeps your digestive system healthy) and insoluble fibre (this contains potassium which helps to lower blood pressure). Lentils also have a low glycaemic index (GI) which means they break down sugar slowly, which provides a sustained release of energy. They are also a fab source of iron, which helps to transport oxygen around the body.
Sweetcorn is a fab source of lutein, an antioxidant which protects your eyes and skin. It is also a source of insoluble fibre which is great for your digestive health.
This grain contains all the essential amino acids that help your body repair and build tissue. It also contains Manganese, which supports your nervous and circulatory systems. Eating Quinoa is great for boosting your immune system, due to its high levels of zinc. This is particularly good news for active people, as when we sweat zinc is lost from the body.
Barley contains more fibre than any other whole grain, which we think is something to shout about! Beta-glucan is the type of fibre which can be found in Barley. It can help to reduce bad cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. Barley is a fab source of the mineral Selenium and may be able to reduce the risk of cancer.
These beans are high in dietary fibre, which helps to improve your digestion. This makes your bowel movements regular and prevents annoying problems such as constipation.
This leafy green is packed with folate, which is essential for the production of red blood cells and the release of energy from food. Spinach is also a fab source of potassium, which helps to lower high blood pressure by battling the negative effects of sodium. It contains the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help protect the eyes from damage by free radicals.
Walnuts trump their competitors as they contain alpha-linolenic acid; an omega-3 fat which can help to lower the risk of heart disease by reducing high cholesterol levels and reducing the likelihood of blood clotting. The essential fatty acids found in walnuts helps to build the membranes of your skin cells, which keeps you looking photo-ready and youthful.
A lil’ sprinkling of pumpkin seeds finishes this dish off. They are a great source of the mineral zinc, which helps to keeps your skin healthy by helping your skin grow and heal wounds. Some studies suggest that low zinc levels may contribute to acne. Zinc is also fab at keeping your immune system strong by boosting the producing of cells which fight viruses and bacteria.