I'm always so excited about learning new things!
Last night I learned all about Seaweed:)
It was another fun and informative class at Catch A Healthy Habit! Amie Hall, Health Coach and owner of Healthy Living From Your Inside Out was the guest speaker. She taught a really interesting, fun class on Sea veggies. Amie's enthusiasm about these nutritious whole foods was infectious. Afterwards she created a fabulous Arame Slaw that was as gorgeous as it was delicious. I can't wait to start adding these sea delights to my diet! I bought some dulse, one of the many types of seaweed, to nibble on, or add it to soups and salads.
Here's just some of the valuable information on sea veggies that Amie shared.
Sea veggies contain all the minerals needed for health and have 10 to 20 times the minerals and nutrients of land vegetables. When added to your diet they will help you feel more grounded. They will beautify your skin, hair and and nails. There many health benefits of eating sea veggies too. Just to name a few: they are detoxifying , improve digestion, counteract obesity, have anti aging properties and oh there's so much more. They can transform your health!!
What's NOT to get excited about?
Having never eaten sea veggies before, I had no idea what to expect. I loved the earthy taste of what we sampled and look forward to making them a regular addition to my meals.
Big thanks to Amie for allowing me to share her recipe of this delicious Arame Slaw :)
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½ - ¾ cup (approximately) dried arame sea vegetable: Place in small bowl and add a little bit of water, toss and let soak to soften. Set aside at least 15 minutes.
Put in medium size mixing bowl:
3 carrots, grated by hand or in food processor
¼ head of cabbage, coarsely chopped (white or purple)
3 – 4 scallions, thin sliced on diagonal
¼ cup or more sesame seeds, gently toasted in dry skillet
½ cup sliced almonds, gently toasted in dry skillet (optional)
Add softened sea vegetable to above.
1 Tbsp. brown rice vinegar
2 – 3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. agave nectar
Sea salt, to taste
*Kitchen Freedom Tip: Hiziki sea vegetable also works well. Feel free to add in more scallion or adjust any of the above quantities. Sesame seeds and almonds are optional, but really bring balance and satisfaction to this crisp summer salad!
Sesame seeds are high in calcium!