Wait, Food is Medicine?

When you see this little salad, what do you see? Yes, lettuce, onions, radishes, olives, and purple cabbage. Well, here is what the coach would tell you. Those onions, great choice since they are source of prebiotic fiber. Radishes are crazy low carb (1 net in 3.5 ounces) and that peppery taste just can’t be beat. Olives are a wonderful little fruit. They contain healthy fat and eating them might make you a free radical zapping superhero. Salad greens are also low in carbs – only 3 net in 2 cups! Purple cabbage, a cruciferous cousin of the radish, provides vitamin C and its phytonutrients can help to reduce chronic inflammation.

Yes, food is medicine. Choose wisely.

Lemony Jicama Slaw

Lemony Jicama Slaw

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: Salad

Lemony Jicama Slaw

Pair this refreshing slaw with a rich meat dish.  Great for those warm summer months!


  • 1/2 medium jicama
  • 1/4 small head purple cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon (or to taste)
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt
  • pepper


Grate the jicama and carrot. Finely slice the cabbage as you would for cole slaw. Combine the ingredients.

Dress the slaw after serving to preserve colors and freshness. Salt and pepper to taste, lemon squeezed to taste, and olive oil to taste.