Healthy Living Challenge: Day 3 – Salad Day
February 17, 2013 3 Comments
Day three has started well, I have waaaaay more energy than I used to have just a couple of days ago, so by 11 o’clock I had cleaned the house, did ALL my ironing and made two yummy healthy salads!!
The first was a wild rocket, giant prawn and avocado salad. I was quite ravenous at 11, when I finished the housework and felt like having some protein so the prawns in the freezer came to mind. I added a drop(literally) of olive oil in a pan, a cube of frozen garlic and one of frozen chilli(Tesco does them and I find them amazingly handy and use them in almost everything) and threw the rinsed prawns in with a bit of salt and pepper. I left them long enough to change colour but no longer as they can easily overcook. Threw them on a bed of wild rocket and added some avocado, following the advice about good fat I received the other day. I found it delicious and I enjoyed the various textures put together, the crunchiness of the prawn, the bitterness of the wild rocket and the softness of the avocado.
For my second salad I got the inspiration from this amazing 10 Creative Quinoa Recipes from Health Celebrity Chefs which is free to download as a pdf file, by the way. I had cooked quinoa before but I found it soggy and bitter and never went back to it! But this time I used Mary Cleaver’s recipe in which you rinse the quinoa BEFORE you cook it(which makes more sense, as washing it after would wash any taste off) and boiling it with a shallot, some garlic, a bay leaf and of course, salt, in order to infuse it with flavour. Added raw veggies, some black beans, one tablespoon olive oil and a touch of lemon.
Divine lunch waiting for us!!
We’re heading out for a drive and a walk with some salad, lean turkey and hubby’s energy bars packed with us so we don’t give into culinary temptation .
This is day 3 of this health challenge, only 37 days to go!
Have a sunny day, wherever you are!