Fresh and filling! Make heaps so you can have it in the fridge for lunches. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days.
Start the new year with a salad!! Here's one! A delicious Summer salad full of fiber and protein with quinoa, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Take is to a BBQ and you may even make some new friends out of it!
Easy-peasy summer salad with a delicious dressing with just the right amount of kick. This makes quite a lot of dressing. Store it in a jar in the fridge and add it to the salad just before serving :)
Tried something different as far as a dressing goes - turned out yum! Nice to add a bit of fruity-ness to a salad. As always, loaded with micronutrients and fiber to keep you healthy and energy levels more constant.
This is a slightly modified version of the Green Powerhouse Pesto Plate from one of my FAV websites, Oh She Glows. You couldn't ask for a dish more packed full of nutrients than this! With the kale, lentils, quinoa, avocado, edamame and heaps of other super foods, it provides long lasting energy and fullness. ENJOY! :D
Serve on it's own (who said salad can't be a meal on it's own?!) or scoop into a healthy wholegrain wrap for some grain-on-grain action. This colourful, protein rich salad will leave you SAT-IS-FIED :D The ingredients don't have to be exact...you can use up what ever raw veggies you have.
A protein packed, fiber filled, nutrient dense, low GI salad. Fiber-rich foods such as all the ingredients in this salad, help control your blood sugar levels, because fiber slows down digestion, allowing sugar to move slowly from your digestive tract into your bloodstream. As a result, you're less likely to develop a blood sugar spike after eating, and won't experience the fatigue and irritation from a subsequent blood sugar crash.
A filling salad using quinoa and buckwheat which is nice and easy to digest. The avocado dressing is creamy and full of flavour. As usual, all those amazing colours will provide you with tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, anti-inflammatory compounds and cancer/disease fighting properties that only plants can deliver. EAT THE RAINBOW.
Just another nice dressing idea for your salads :)
I love when I find cool new food blogs. This latest one is Olenko's Kitchen. These lettuce "tacos" are on the front cover of the
Destinations magazine. They are so delicious. I think our lettuce in NZ has larger leaves though, so they create lettuce bowls rather than tacos ;) It was so filling that I couldn't finish my bowl!
What's not to like about kale? It's super high in vitamin A, C & K and is 19% protein. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds and is super high in fiber.
You'll like this one :)
A nice light salad for summer. Yummy dressing.
A long time ago in my pre-healthy life, I didn't eat avocado's much. I didn't really know what to do with them. Now, I use avocado pretty much every day. They are super versatile. They make amazing raw vegan "cheesecakes" and are great for making smoothies extra creamy. This is one of the more simple ways to use an avocado but still, so tasty and surprisingly filling (I couldn't finish my whole avocado!). Check out the nutrients contained within these little gems below.
This salad is filling enough to count as a full meal, yet simple enough to whip up last minute before heading out the door for some summertime fun. Feel free to adjust all seasonings and ingredients to your taste! This is, after all, a salad… mix it up! Cherries are in season at the moment and they are TAAAAAASTY! You'll find people selling them on the side of the road or at the market. They are a great source of vitamin C, fibre and is ranked among the top 20 foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants. In fact, the standard one-cup serving of cherries has the capacity to carry 4,873 antioxidants!
The noodles were ridiculously easy to make, just slice them on the mandoline, with a peeler or a spiral slicer and you have the most beautiful, living, fresh pasta you've ever laid eyes on.
One bowl of this is filling enough to be your entire dinner. Salads are a great meal option all on their own! The dressing is FULL of flavour. It is rich and creamy with a bitter-sweet, nutty flavor and creamy texture. Easy to whip up in a few seconds, yet totally complex and unique enough to make your salad feel extra-special and fancy.
It's a raw salad day for me! Gettin' some amazing colours going on, on a beautiful spring day. Check out the nutritional benefits of these ingredients below. This makes a BIG salad so you may like to half it if you are not feeding a tribe.
This is for sure one of the yummiest salads I've made...the dressing is so delicious. Will definitely make this one again. It's an in-season spring salad - courgettes and asparagus are so cheap right now! Eating these veggies raw means you get the best possible nutrition they can deliver. See below for more nutritional data on this salad - you will be surprised at how much the humble courgette and asparagus has to offer. I was! Here's a start...this food combination forms a complete protein with MORE than the 9 essential amino acids :)
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.