When the salad is the Main Dish

What’s summer without a salad?

I love salads especially the ones that aren’t just appetisers but actually fill you up. Here’s a protein rich chickpeas salad that I ate for lunch today. With the perfect balance of sweet and savoury & creamy and crunchy, it tasted fantastic.

Recipe:

Dressing –

Veeba low cal garlic mayonnaise+ veeba southwest/thousand island dressing + lemon + juice + olive oil+ salt + white pepper powder.

Mix together-

Chickpeas, diced veggies (onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes) and torn salad leaves. Pour the dressing and mix well. Top with fresh parsley.

Healthy Weekend Binge

 

When you have kids and friends with kids, the weekend soirées have to have the perfect balance of healthy and yummy.

This scrumptious raw papaya and carrots salad that I made last night is exceedingly popular amongst each one of family members. While kids love to munch on it because of the tangy flavour, it is also a great accompaniment for the adults’ drinks.

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A must try + a super healthy alternative to binging on nachos or fried snacks.

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Recipe:

 

Dressing –

Mix together

Light soy sauce – 2 tbsp

Honey – 2 tbsp

Lemon juice – 2 lemons

Salt

Pepper

 

Toss together julienned raw papaya and carrots. Add peanuts. Pour in the dressing when you’re about to serve.

 

 

Couscous Salad

I don’t always eat salads, but when I do, I make sure they look like a garden with flowers of all colours 😍.

Never have I ever made a wimpy+boring salad. For me to eat a salad, it has to be aesthetically very pleasing and extremely satisfying for my taste buds.

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Loved today’s lunch – super delish, Couscous Salad. Such a feasty looking bowl with just about the right balance of healthy carbs+proteins+vitamins and most importantly, amazingly palatable.

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What’s even more important is that my mini man loved gorging on sucha a colourful bowl of food.

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How I made it – tossed in cooked couscous, cherry tomatoes, english cucumber, red onions, red and yellow bell pepper, avocado, beets and chickpeas. Tossed salt and pepper and garnished with lemon and parsley 👉🏼👉🏼good to go!

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Try out this amazingly fulfilling and power packed salad and let me know if you love it.

Healthy Sunday

Keeping my Sunday healthy, after all that binge I’ve done during the wedding season; gone up on the scale so bad 🤷🏼‍♀️.

Summers and vacays don’t allow you to cover-up the over eating done during the winter wedding season.

Clean eating is the key. I try my best to incorporate veggies and fresh fruits and thankfully the kiddo is fond of them too.

These stir fry veggies are the perfect munch for my junk cravings. They fulfil my appetite and detoxify my body. Also, eating clean definitely feels great too.

How I make stir fry veggies-

Just toss any veggies you love to eat in half spoon of olive oil (you can use butter but I prefer olive oil). Add salt and black pepper and mixed herbs. Sprinkle lemon juice. Good to eat.