Try These Great COPD Recipes Today
I remember reading long ago that people in Japan ate 17 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day. That’s essentially five servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus two snacks of even more vegetables.
How do they manage to fit so many vegetables into their meals?
Actually, five servings of vegetables are relatively easy to get with healthy salads. For example, you might have a healthy steak salad for lunch with the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces steak
- 1 cup lettuce
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 whole tomato
- 1 whole carrot, shredded
- 2 ribs celery, sliced
This amount of salad would be the equivalent of five servings of vegetables. Add half of an apple, diced, and half of an orange in segments and now you have another serving of fruits to total six for one meal.
No one expects you to eat a plain lettuce salad every single day. Instead, try combining vegetables together for appetizing salads. It’s so easy to create these, and you’ll love their taste. Here are some COPD recipes to try today.
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad
Yield: 2 servings (7 servings of vegetables)
- 2 cucumbers, chunked
- 3 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 1 ounce vinegar
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon savory
- Salt and pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together. Let flavors mingle for an hour in the refrigerator. Serve cold.
Onions are excellent for clearing out the lungs. Tomatoes are great for your vision, and cucumbers are beauty foods for your skin.