This FoodByMaria healthy gut recipe is the perfect salad to make your tummy happy and satisfied. It’s fresh, delicious, and great for your digestion with the addition of fennel. More on this magical, flavorful ingredient below - but it’ll make your bowels and gut sing the praises!
Why you’ll love Maria’s good-for-the-gut recipe:
- Healthy: This healthy gut recipe is so good for you. It’s made with fresh, nutritious ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store.
- Quick: Make this healthy gut salad in only 10 minutes. It can be a quick side dish or even lunch that you can make on the busiest of days.
Fennel: Fennel is really the special ingredient here as it is so good for digestion. It helps by reducing inflammation in the bowels and decreases bacteria that can make you gassy. The flavorful licorice taste is also so fantastic in a salad and is even delicious to eat on its own.
Products Maria Loves for Gut Health:
This is not an ingredient in this salad but if you’re looking for other ways to help heal your gut and keep it healthy, Maria loves incorporating ION* Gut Support into her daily wellness routine. It’s an all-natural, simple liquid formula that goes beyond probiotics to naturally diversify your gut microbiome while helping to defend from environmental toxins. Supporting the gut lining helps facilitate the healthy absorption of important vitamins and nutrients in your food.
ION* Gut Support seals the cells in the gut lining which helps to keep toxins out of your body while strengthening the terrain for a thriving and diverse microbiome. This in turn helps with things like:
- Gut-Brain Health
How to make a gut-healthy salad:
- First, make the vinaigrette in the salad bowl you’re mixing the salad in: whisk together garlic clove, salt, pepper, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar until combined.
- Stir in fennel, cucumber and dill, taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Serve topped with walnuts and basil.
For the salad
- 2 fennel bulbs, sliced thin
- 1 English / long cucumber, shaved or thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp fresh minced basil
For the dressing
- 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Maria Koutsogiannis | Calgary, AB
Maria’s fierce honesty and stripped-back approach to sharing her journey to self-love through overcoming an eating disorder has amassed a global following. By seeking a healthy relationship with food Maria has become an industry leader. Over the last 5 years as CEO of FoodByMaria, Maria has educated readers and inspired eaters to embrace vibrant, wholesome foods into their daily life. Her straightforward recipes are thoughtful, healthy and nourishing while satisfying all cravings for classic comfort food and sweet indulgences.