Lunchbox

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Everyday I have a salad for lunch, except for the days I have a burger, fries and diet coke. Believe it or not, salads don’t have to be as dull and boring as you may assume. Trust me when I say;  salads can be highly scrumptious. I lurve my salads. Not only are they very moreish, I also feel incredibly amazing/energised/hungry(just joking – I had to!) after eating them.

Here’s how I do my salads:

1.Pick your base:
-wholewheat couscous
-brown rice
-black rice
-quinoa
-barley
-pre-cut slaw mix

2.Throw in one or two veg: 
(raw is best but if you must cook them; boil, steam or oven bake with little or even better, 0 oil)
-capsicum
-tomato
-cucumber
-cauliflower
-carrot
-beetroot
-cabbage
-pumpkin
-broccoli
-asparagus
-the list is endless…

3.Some raw nuts:
-almonds
-cashews
-walnuts
-hazelnuts
-pecans
-etc etc etc

4.Some legumes
(You can cook your own or use canned or sprouted – just make sure the canned variety are all-natural with no additives)
-chickpeas
-peas
-beans
-lentils etc.

5.Handful of raw seeds:
-pumpkin seeds
-sunflower seeds
-chia seeds
-sesame seeds
-linseeds

6.One fruit (if you have a sweet tooth):
-apple
-pear
-peach
-strawberries
-melon

7.A smidgen of:
-cheese (feta, goats cheese, blue brie etc)
-dried fruit (raisins, apricots, figs and co)

8.Dress her up:
-lemon juice
-olive oil
-balsamic vinegar
-or a combination of the above! I also like mixing in a little seeded mustard, honey and/or apple cider vinegar

When it comes to salads, I try to make mine as crunchy and colourful as possible (hence the nuts and fruit). So go on, get your Picasso on and watch your body reap the benefits!

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