"Under the sea, under the sea. Darling it's better down where it's wetter, take it from me!" ~Sebastian, The Little Mermaid
Sebastian is one smart little crab. Things really are better under the sea, at least when you’re talking veggies! Soaking up the mineral rich sea like little green sponges, seaweed offers a concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals to energize and heal your body like no other. Giving just the superfood fix of cell-loving goodness our over-caffeinated, chaotic and stressed out lifestyle craves, sea vegetables can easily be added into our everyday diet. Keep reading for ways to incorporate these delicious veggies of the sea into your next meal...
- Dulse: Sprinkled on salads or in salad dressings. Try this one: juice of 1/2 lemon, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast, cayenne, 3-5 tbsp dulse flakes or chopped strips, 1 tbsp olive oil) Great massaged into kale salads
- Kelp: Buy or make your own seaweed salad
- Nori Sheets: Make your own sushi rolls or use as a wrap for a nutrient-dense bread replacement
- Wakame: Try wakame in this cucumber salad from Food & Wine
Tip: Be sure to buy from reputable sources that offer a clean source of these foods due to their filter-like role in the ocean water where they grow. i.e.) You don't want dirty, yucky ones :-p
So, treat yourself to the balancing nutrients of the sea and order sushi tonight. Take a break from hectic and enjoy nature’s top source of vegetable protein and beautifying vitamins and minerals. With more than 10-20 times the amount of micronutrients of land veggies, take care in knowing this takeout is just the hug your hard-working cells needed.