Sunday, June 17, 2012

Refreshing, Tasty and Healthy

You know when it's time to re-visit and make adjustments to your food intake when you find yourself lacking energy and sluggish despite how much exercise and sleep you get.
i found myself in that place a week ago and got my aha moment when I took a look at my diet over the past 6 months. It consisted more of processed foods than I am used to, so changes had to be made immediately.

Time to ease off the baking:) 

The plan for the next 2 weeks is to cut out all white flour and unnatural sugars; so today a new recipe was made; introducing Quinoa Salad.  Packed full of ingredients that provided a delicious refreshing taste of ingredients you won't think of putting together to make such an amazing healthy salad. A nice balance of  fiber, healthy carbohydrates, protein and fresh cilantro.

Quinoa Salad

Mix and set aside:
2 tbsp. soya sauce
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. honey or brown sugar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove crushed
The juice of 2 limes

Cook 1 cup dry quinoa in vegetable stock and cool
Wash and drain 1 14oz. can of black beans or lentils
1 large red pepper diced
1/2 red onion diced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

In a large bowl mix the dry together
Add the liquid to the dry and mix thoroughly.
Serve at room temperature

Makes enough to serve 6-8

To your health and enjoy.

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