So how do you make the world’s best salad? It’s quite easy: take a large bowl, choose super fresh ingredients and enjoy. So many people are afraid of the idea of eating just a salad for lunch or dinner thinking that it is not filling enough and they imagine that they will be hungry again in an instant. If you make sure to load your salad with the right ingredients, I assure you that you will feel completely satisfied and full for hours. Ingredients: A handful of fresh baby spinach The seeds of a pomegranate 1 avocado 1 handful of fresh parsley 10 cherry tomatoes Spring onions as much as you like Olives of your choice 2 Tbsp radish sprouts 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 1 cup of boiled quinoa 1 cup of hummus Olive oil and lemon juice How to: Chop up the parsley, onions and tomatoes and add to a big bowl. Add also the other ingredients, drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice, mix and serve.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, in my case, my favorite meal of the day. Homemade granola is an excellent healthy choice when it comes to breakfast. Mix it with yogurt, milk, fresh or frozen fruits, orange juice… you name it. Is so versatile that you can combine it with so many other excellent healthy foods. Making your own granola is very easy to do and in this way you make sure you know what is in your food, you avoid any processed foods and you can get creative by adding your favorite flavors. You can make a big batch, store it in airtight containers (I use jars) and you can use it for a month. Let’s see some of the main benefits of eating homemade granola daily: As it is packed with fiber, granola is an amazing help when it comes to digestive problems. Fiber is extremely important for everyone’s eating habits as it regulates digestion of food. The soluble fiber in granola is known to reduce bad cholesterol. By reducing the bad cholesterol, you prevent the development of plaque in your veins and arteries. Granola reduces appetite and is a great aid in the […]
Making this veggie quinoa tart is so easy and the result is simply amazing. This is my favorite way of eating quinoa and it’s a dish I always impress my guests with. You should know that quinoa is one of the most protein- rich foods out there. It is loaded with iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, pottasium and it is also very rich in fiber, much higher than most grains. It is also great for weight loss, it’s gluten-free and it has a low glycemic index. You should really incorporate quinoa in your daily diet. Ingredients: – 1 cup quinoa – 2 large carrots – 2 red peppers – 1 large onion – 1/2 chili pepper – 400 gr of mushrooms – 1 cup of shredded cheese: parmesan, cheddar, emmentaler (the cheese is optional) – 1 egg (or, for vegans 1 tbsp of chickpea flour) – salt and pepper to taste – 2, 3 tbsp of olive oil How to: First you have to boil the quinoa. Wash the quinoa with cold water and boil it for 5-10 minutes in water with a dash of salt. After it has boiled, leave it to soak in the water for […]
This easy carrot salad is one of my all time favorites salads. It’s delicious, light, super easy to make and very satisfying. Carrots have dozens of healthy benefits and combined with healthy seeds and a flavored dressing, they are the perfect choice when it comes to a light lunch or dinner. Ingredients: – 3 large carrots – 2 tbsp hemp seeds – 2 tbsp sunflower seeds – 2 spring onions – dressing: 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey), 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil – fresh black pepper How to: – thinly slice the carrots or use a spiralyzer to turn them into carrot noodles. – add the seeds, the onions and the dressing. – in order to make the dressing, mix all the wet ingredients together until they combine in a soft paste. Serve fresh and stay healthy! Easy Carrot Salad Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Author: Ioana Recipe type: Main Course Ingredients 4 large carrots 2 tbsp hemp seeds 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 spring onion dressing: 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey), 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil fresh black pepper Instructions – […]
What’s more perfect on a winter day than a hot creamy, satisfying soup? A soup is easy to make, it’s filling and it’s very good on the stomach. I love this creamy white bean cream soup as it is healthy, very nutritious and the taste is amazing. I can never eat just one bowl of it. Ingredients: 300 gr white bean 4 carrots 1 big onion 2 tbsp of oil 2-3 tbsp of apple vinegar ½ tbsp Himalayan salt ½ tbsp black pepper ½ tbsp thyme How to: First I hydrate the beans. I place them in hot water with a tbsp of baking soda. The baking soda helps in the boiling process and helps prevent the bloating and gas, as this is a common issue with all beans. I boil the beans and change 2 to 3 waters. Then I add the carrot and onion and boil until soft. I let it cool down for a few minutes, then I add the other ingredients and blend everything together until smooth. And that’s it. I like to serve it with fresh onion: red or spring onion. Creamy White Bean Soup Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 […]
An alternative to chickpea hummus is the white bean hummus. I have to say that I prefer the alternative. It’s very nutritious as white beans are loaded with antioxidants, they are a great source of fiber and protein, they rank low on the glycemic index and are a great source of magnesium. I am a big fan of beans, I eat them regularly and my body is very comfortable with them. If cooked correctly, the body will respond very well. Ingredients: 300gr of white beans 3tbsp olive oil 3tbsp tahini sauce ½ tbsp of Himalayan salt Juice of ½ lemon How to: First I hydrate the beans. I place them in hot water with a tbsp of baking soda. The baking soda helps in the boiling process and helps prevent the bloating and gas, as this is a common issue with all beans. I boil the beans and change 2 to 3 waters. When they have cooled down, I place them in the blender with some of the water from the boiling, add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. It’s this simple. I serve the hummus with veggies or tabbouleh salad. White bean hummus Save Print Prep time […]