RECIPE: Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

sweetPotblackbean salad

Tired of your same-old-salad options? Need a fun and healthy something to bring to your neighbor’s backyard Bar-B-Q?

This Zesty Salad is sure to please–your taste buds, your neighbors and your body!

In a Large bowl Combine:

a diced and cooked sweet potato (bake 375 x 20-30 minutes of until soft, while preparing the other ingredients)

1/2 can organic black beans, drained

1/2 can corn, drained (or fresh cooked summer corn! Even better!)

1 sliced organic cucumber

1 sliced avocado

1/2 tomato diced

4 cups of kale (or organic green of your choice)

a few goat cheese or feta crumbles (optional)

sea salt and ground pepper to taste

drizzle with your favorite salad dressing, or try Cilantro and Lime or Ridiculously Good Lemon Dressings

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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