Remember their is no one perfect diet for everybody. The perfect diet for me is not the perfect diet for the person next to me. Just eat real food.
As we go into warmer sunnier days, there’s no better lunch then a fresh salad.
Salads can be so exciting and fun. I love creating new combinations and by playing around with a variety of vegetables and wholefoods you are guaranteed to get goodness! Salads leave me feeling light and energised for the afternoon with an air of confidence that I’m filled with yummy nutrients.
This week I’m enjoying this fresh yet hearty salad. The base is kale, if you are not already including kale in your diet then make sure you go out and get this rich source of beta-carotene, chlorophyll and vitamins. Kale helps balance hormones, lower cholesterol and gives you an antioxidant boost! In this salad I enjoy it raw but massaged with my super healthy salad dressing containing lemon, tahini, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. You can watch me make this dressing here.
The two toppings I’ve gone for are organic mushrooms and feta. Mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. The mushrooms I’ve used are white which are one of the few non animal sources of vitamin D.
I love using feta in my salads as just a crumble can add such a strong flavour and texture and can completely change a boring old salad. Cheese gets a bad name but as long as you can digest it alright then it can be a great source of protein and calcium when consumed in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle. I probably have about 25g once or twice a week…
2 big handfuls of curly kale
6 white mushrooms- sliced
4 cherry tomatoes- quartered
50g feta cheese- cubed
tbsp olive oil
2 tsp tahini
tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
juice of lemon
Start by combining your dressing ingredients and then massaging it into your washed kale, use your hands, its the best way! Let the kale absorb the dressing while you gently cook the sliced white mushrooms on a pan with tbsp olive oil. Once cooked combine the tomatoes, mushrooms, feta and kale and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Enjoy with some rye bread or on it’s own as a light lunch or even as a side dish for dinner.
Love, Lottie x