The World's Healthiest Foods are health-promoting foods that can change your life.

Try our WHFoods Meal Plan.

The George Mateljan Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests or
advertising. Our mission is to help you eat and cook the healthiest way for optimal health.
What do you think about salad spinners?

One obstacle to eating fresh, raw vegetables is the time it takes to clean and chop them. Using a salad spinner can help you throw together a fresh, nutritious salad, even when you are in a hurry. Start by making a trip to a kitchen shop, to purchase a salad spinner with a tight fitting lid (a $25-$30 investment). Then head to the grocery store and buy some fresh, organic romaine lettuce or mixed greens, and some fresh organic vegetables (tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, green, red or yellow peppers, and onion). Chop or shred the lettuce into bite size pieces and place the lettuce into the inner bowl of your spinner. Carefully wash the lettuce with cold water, and spin the lettuce dry in the salad spinner. The spinning process only takes about one minute. Next, empty the liquid in the bottom of the salad spinner - you can either keep it and use it for soup stock, or just discard it into your vegetable garden! Then replace the lid on the spinner and put the whole container in the refrigerator until you are ready for salad. When stored in your salad spinner, this clean, chopped lettuce will keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. For a quick lunch salad, grab some clean lettuce from your spinner and add chopped tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and mozarrella cheese. Or make a quick side salad for your dinner meal by adding cucumbers, carrots and sunflower seeds. With a bowl full of already washed and chopped lettuce, you'll enjoy eating salad with more and more meals. (One side note: if you decide to try spinning vegetables in your salad spinner along with the lettuce, make sure you stick with the more solid, less watery type of vegetable. For example, green pepper slices and carrot slices can spin right along with the lettuce, but cucumbers and tomatoes can't - their watery nature cannot withstand the pressure of the spinner, and they will break apart in the process.)

Printer friendly version

Send this page to a friend...

rss


Newsletter SignUp

Your Email:

Find Out What Foods You Should Eat This Week

Also find out about the recipe, nutrient and hot topic of the week on our home page.

 

Everything you want to know about healthy eating and cooking from our new book.
2nd Edition
Order this Incredible 2nd Edition at the same low price of $39.95 and also get 2 FREE gifts valued at $51.95. Read more


Healthy Eating
Healthy Cooking
Nutrients from Food
Website Articles
Community
Privacy Policy and Visitor Agreement
References
For education only, consult a healthcare practitioner for any health problems.

We're Number 1
in the World!

35 million visitors per year.
The World's Healthiest Foods website is a leading source of information and expertise on the Healthiest Way of Eating and Cooking. It's one of the most visited websites on the internet when it comes to "Healthiest Foods" and "Healthiest Recipes" and comes up #1 on a Google search for these phrases.

Over 100 Quick &
Easy Recipes

Our Recipe Assistant will help you find the recipe that suits your personal needs. The majority of recipes we offer can be both prepared and cooked in 20 minutes or less from start to finish; a whole meal can be prepared in 30 minutes. A number of them can also be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed later.

World's Healthiest
Foods
is expanded

What's in our new book:
  • 180 more pages
  • Smart Menu
  • Nutrient-Rich Cooking
  • 300 New Recipes
  • New Nutrient Articles and Profiles
  • New Photos and Design
privacy policy and visitor agreement | who we are | site map | what's new
For education only, consult a healthcare practitioner for any health problems.
© 2001-2019 The George Mateljan Foundation, All Rights Reserved