YBT-Young, Beautiful, & Thin

5 Oct

Seaweed Salad Recipe

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

Want to detox your body of harmful toxins, have thick and lustrous hair, have gorgeous skin, be skinny, and youthful?  Eat Seaweed!

This sea vegetable is AMAZINGGGGG!  It is great for balancing the body.  Our bodies are naturally alkaline but become more acidic from our diets.  This is bad because too much acid leaks calcium from the bones and teeth and seaweed helps with this by neutralizing and re-balancing the body.  Also it is a natural diuretic, packed with iodine which boosts metabolism, and great for weight loss!

Still not convinced and want more reasons to try seaweed.  Check out some more of it’s benefits:

  • restores moisture levels
  • Revitalizes and Firms the Skin
  • oxygenate and detoxifies the skin
  • hydrates
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Makes hair shiny
  • Cleanses
  • Slows Skin Aging
  • Contains Antioxidants and Beta-carotene

Get more seaweed in your diet today by trying the below recipe.  It’s easy to make, delicious, very low in calories and fat, and full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc, vits. A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folic acid.  Bon Appetit!

Seaweed Salad

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

    • 3/4 ounce dried wakame seaweed ( whole or cut)
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar ( not seasoned)
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Soak seaweed in warm water to cover, 5 minutes. Drain, rinse then squeeze out excess water. If wakame is uncut, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
  1. Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add the seaweed, scallions, carrots, and cilantro, tossing to combine well. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (45 g) |Calories: 62.5 | Total Fat: 4.5g  Protein: 2g | Carb: 3.9g | Sodium: 760.7mg
Courtesy of  Food.com
Photo Credit: sweetbeetandgreenbean.net
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One Response to “YBT-Young, Beautiful, & Thin”

  1. emilyadamiani October 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

    This sounds like a great recipe–healthy and delicious! I love seaweed and keep thinking about making seaweed soup, but haven’t gotten around to it yet! I like the fact that this recipe makes one serving, so I can easily double, triple, quadruple it, etc.–but don’t have to practice long division to make less servings! 🙂

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