Friday, August 17, 2012

The most giant quinoa salad (and peas!)



Recently, I've been on the biggest health kick of my life.

I have started running.


I said.. I. HAVE. STARTED. RUNNING.


This morning I did a Jillian Michaels workout dvd.

Last night I speed walked for 52 minutes.

(if you could see my face right meow it would be one of shock)



Now.... you need to know me to know that this is all very out of the ordinary!

On the inside I've always considered myself healthy,
but definitely not a runner-kinda-healthy!!

Basically my end goal is to have a body like Beyonce. 




Is that too much to ask?





Before this health kick, my mind said to me "you're vegetarian... you can eat more than that! HAVE ANOTHER BOWL! Go onnnnnnn!"

TO MY MIND, I SAY NO!


(cheese.... obviously not healthy, but my first piece in 10 days!)


The most giant quinoa salad. 


Mixed lettuce, 4 cups
Quinoa cooked, 2 cups
Sweet potato, cubed, roasted, 1/2 cup
Tomatoes, diced, 2 medium
Cucumber, diced, 1 cup
Capsicum, diced, 3/4 cup
Snap peas, sliced, 1 cup
Celery, sliced, 1/2 cup
Mixed roasted salted nuts, 1/2 cup

Serves 5.

224 calories per serve.
10 grams fat per serve. (8 of those in the nuts)

Minty pea dip.

Peas, 2 cups
Lemon juice, 2 T
Roasted garlic, 2 cloves
Dijon mustard, 1 t
Mint leaves, 1/4 cup or less
Olive oil, 2 T

23 Calories per dessert spoon.


I served this salad with a sprinkle of salt, a splash of Chinese Red Vinegar and a scoop of pea dip and hummus!

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