I was watching an old episode of “True Life” on Mtv, and the subject happened to be extreme allergies. There was this one teenage boy in particular who struck me because, basically, his food allergies were so severe that he was intolerant of all but something like 8 foods. Of this entire wide world of foods, just 8!
Of course, he was suffering from a load of nutritional imbalances since his diet was so limited. But it really started me thinking about how I eat foods with a million ingredients all the time, and that’s not very healthy either. Anything processed, weird chemical dyes, etc.
What if you had to limit yourself to eight, whole foods?
I posed the challenge to myself to create something healthy with 8 ingredients that I would be equally happy eating in the heat of the day or in the middle of the night. My mission lately has been to incorporate as many vegetables into my diet as possible… so meet my salad!
Just 8 Ingredient Salad
- bell pepper, multi-colored
- onion, from my boyfriend’s nona’s garden
- lime juice
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