The Power of Parsley, Plus a Recipe for Tabbouleh Salad

Look to parsley as a powerful main ingredient and not just a garnish
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The star ingredient in this tabbouleh recipe is parsley, an herb rich in vitamins K, C, and A.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could feel healthy every day? Sadly, you know you’ve had those days when you don’t. You’re not sick, you just feel unhealthy. Sometimes we overdo it by eating too lavishly or working too hard. I know I get that achy, bloated feeling when I overdo it. There have been times when I just feel exhausted. It’s not a good feeling.

When this happens, I like to bring my system back into balance so I can start to feel good again. One sure-fire way that helps me bounce back is eating healthy. I find that by giving my body the nutrition it needs, I get the boost I need. That’s when I start looking for healthy things to put in my system that help to heal.

What Is Tabbouleh Salad?
My favorite healthy thing to eat in the whole wide world is a Mediterranean salad I grew up eating called tabbouleh.

Tabbouleh is a highly nutritious vegetarian dish. It’s convenient since you can make a big batch of it, stick it in the fridge, and eat it for days. No worries about it wilting in the fridge since there is no lettuce. Made with fresh, healthy ingredients, you are bound to feel energized and back to your healthy self again in no time.

The star ingredient in this recipe is parsley. It is one of the world’s most popular herbs and available all year long at your local grocery store.

Parsley is highly nutritious and an excellent source of nutrients like vitamin K, C, A, and folate. It is a rich source of antioxidants which help prevent damage to your cells. It also has been found to have a unique quality that helps neutralize particular types of carcinogens. Surprisingly, most people only use it as a garnish to a dish or by adding it as a dash of seasoning to their recipes.

Why use parsley as a garnish and only receive minimal benefits when you could be eating this nutritious salad with this powerful herb as the primary ingredient? It’s like eating a superfood. Jumpstart your system into feeling wonderful again!

On a side note, this recipe calls for cracked wheat or bulgur which means it is not gluten-free. For a gluten-free alternative, replace the cracked wheat with quinoa. Both are equally delicious.

Want to start feeling healthy again? This may end up being your favorite healing recipe as well. Here’s to restoring good health!

Carolyn Harrington is a Holistic Health Practitioner and the Founder of Maty’s Healthy Products.

Click here for the Tabbouleh Salad recipe.