The Power Salad
Lunch is a crucial time when it comes to nutrition. As much as its important to have a substantial and nutritious breakfast, I feel like sometimes people forget about lunch ...
Too busy at work, got caught up at the gym - this is when all the excuses happen and all of a sudden is 3pm, and you haven't had anything since 9am. This is when the snacking starts, and more often than not, you are not fuelling your body right.
This is one of my go-to's for lunches. Not only is it easy to prep and store in advance, it hits all the macronutrients and adds A TON of the micronutrients (vitamins & minerals). There are many different flavour combos you can use, but this is a great place to start!
2 Cups of Baby Spinach
¼ Cup of Tri-Colour Quinoa
½ Cup or 4oz. of Protein of choice (shrimp, chicken, black beans, tempeh, etc.)
½ Cup of Red Peppers
2 Tbsp. of Red Onions
½ of an Avocado
6-8 Cherry Tomatoes
Add-ons of choice (mixed nuts, other vegetables, etc.)
2 Tbsp. of Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. of Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt & Pepper
- Prepare quinoa in boiling water on stove
- Cook protein accordingly (season and cook)
- Chop all ingredients and add them to spinach
- Mix salad with protein, quinoa, add-ons, and dressing
Quick Tip: store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge, and wait to dress the salad just before eating it - that way all the veggies stay fresh!
What's your favourite combo? Share below!