Et viola! Here we have a beautiful and Colourful Quinoa Salad to get us back on track to healthful eating after the holidays. This salad is packed with tons of colourful veggies and flavour, making it far from boring ol’ steamed greens. Time to taste the rainbow and feel the glow!
I know these past couple weeks have been focused on all things “detox.” But actually I enjoy a healthy salad like this all year round. It’s one of my favourite recipes to make for lunch or dinner, because I always leave the table feeling satiated and happy about what I’ve put into my body. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I LOVE healthy salads!! To the point where it’s sort of annoying. Like, on my deathbed I would request a big salad packed with quinoa, chickpeas, colourful veg and a tahini dressing. I know right? I’m a freak! In fact, I’ll often try to hide my love for greens around new friends or colleagues, in hopes to avoid scaring them away! Imagine that; it’s not that extra cookie, or mid-day brownie I’m stashing under the table. It’s the green smoothie that I payed $7.95 for because,
a) I don’t want to be judged for voluntarily drinking vegetables, and
b) I already know that $7.95 for a vegetable drink is a crime against humanity, and I don’t need to be reminded.
But the truth is: I LOVE how healthy eating makes me feel, so bring on the salad! It’s sort of a catch 22…. When I first developed IBS, and tried giving up processed foods like chips, candy and chocolate, it was REALLY HARD! That tahini dressing I’ve requested for my last supper? We’ll it wasn’t quite love at first bite… The first time I tried tahini I nearly spit it back into the jar!
But honestly, within a week, after experiencing how my IBS symptoms lifted, my energy levels soar, and how my skin glowed I was riding the express train to health. And truth be told I’ve never looked back. My body just feels better running on healthy fuel. My taste palate has totally changed; and I feel less tired, bloated, confident in my body, and good about what I eat. Best of all I know now how to pair healthy foods to make them taste their best, like in this Colourful Quinoa Salad.
I’ve added all my favourites to this colourful quinoa salad for you to enjoy: a bunch of colourful veg like carrots, kale, cabbage, broccoli, and beetroot. Healthy fats from olive oil and avocado. Fresh herbs like mint, chives, and cilantro, and protein from the quinoa and tofu. It’s got all the goods to get you back on the health train and keep it that way. Plus, the flavour and crunch are so satisfying that you will be pining for another bite. Healthy food never tasted so good.
So I hope you’ll take a chance on this Colourful Quinoa Salad and reap all the benefits of this healthy and glowing dish. Because this is food that fuels baby, and you deserve it. <3
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – NUT-FREE – RAW