Light and filling salad

This salad has many many benefits. Not only will allow you with more time (since it can be prepared ahead of time) in the mornings but also will provide you with meatless meals opportunities and really make you take good care of yourself.

It is nutritious because has veggie protein and iron, enough fiber and some healthy fats that will allow you to reach your next meal not starving at all.

Lettuce: Use as much as you want! I usually fill a deep dish or plate. Lettuce is full of dietary fiber, folate, and Vitamins B6, C, A and E. On top of that is low in calories! what to limit its amount then?

Cherry tomatoes; a handful. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, biotin (great for your hair and nails!),  copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus.

Chickpeas; half a cup. They are also a very good source of vegetarian friendly source of protein. This half cup contains 7-8 grams of protein. Protein helps you feel satiated for longer time without adding calories.

Hemp seeds; 1 tbsp. Hemp is one of my fave ! It is so nutritious and contains protein and so easy to use Just sprinkle over any salad, stir fry or even a simple plain yoghurt to add all these nutrients and also a nutty flavour. Hemp seeds contain an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health and is rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings. It is considered the “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.

Canola oil; 2 tbsp.

Salt to taste

Finely chop the lettuce, add tomatoes and chickpeas and lastly sprinkle the hemp seeds on top. Enjoy!

 

hemp salad

 

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