What's in My Lunchbox Today?
It's a busy day, things to do, places to go and people to see. I need quick an easy food which is of course nutritious and tasty as well.
I keep a supply of either fresh salad vegetables prepared in my fridge or cooked vegetables along with some pre-cooked sprouted grains or legumes. I cook my sprouted grains to help make them easier to digest and to kill off any spores etc which may have been on the surfaces. There have been a cases of food poisoning regarding consuming commercially produced raw sprouts.
An easy lunch for me, is just to combine the vegetables with the sprouted grains and to flavour with natural seasonings, herbs, olive oil and some lemon juice.
So here's my sprouted buckwheat salad for today
First I flavour around 1 cup of pre-cooked buckwheat sprouts with virgin olive oil (about 1-2 table spoons) and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. I like using apple cider vinegar if I don't have any lemons.
I sprinkle on some mineral-rich Himalayan salt and kelp. Next comes the black pepper, dried basil and mint. Sometimes I like to use pomegranate powder which has a sweet and sour taste and is rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C.
Then I add my salad (around 1-2 cups) and give it all a mix and a taste. I add in more flavourings if it needs it.
Sometimes I use leftover cooked vegetables in place of the salad vegetables.
Basically that's it! This took just takes a few minutes to do if the vegetables, grains/beans are already prepared.
If I'm feeling extra hungry I like to add in some beans like chickpeas, chopped boiled egg, chicken or fish.
I like to leave my salad at room temperature until I'm ready to eat then all I need is a spoon.
Tip: Keep pre-cooked vegetables, sprouts and/or salad vegetables in the fridge on stand-by so you can prepare quick and nutritious meals for when you are on the go
See you all next week :)