Friday, January 18, 2013

If you could eat a kaleidoscope for dinner

As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, I'm not the biggest proponent of entrée salads. Every so often, though, Adam will make us this Island Pork Tenderloin Salad--and even though it's kind of ridiculously healthy, having it for dinner almost feels like a guilty pleasure.

Besides the cruciferous goodness of the cabbage and the antioxidant wallop of the citrus and spinach, the avocados bring omega-3 fatty acids, the cumin is anti-carcinogenic, the cinnamon is anti-microbial, all the fruits and veggies contribute valuable dietary fiber, and the tenderloin is, of course, a nice lean protein. Eating avocado may also help you to more effectively absorb other nutrients, and the cinnamon can help lessen the rise in your blood sugar after eating the carbohydrates in this salad. 

That's a lot of healthiness, right? All that being said, it tastes like it was put together by someone obsessed with flavor alone. 

It's also pretty quick and easy to put together. Want to make it? Here's the recipe

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