A Mediterranean style chickpea and vegetable salad with lots of seasonal vegetables, tomatoes and olives. Serve with a platter of french feta, and you have yourself a fabulous late summer patch to plate bowl full.
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
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Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
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Mediterranean Chickpea Tomato Salad
DRAIN & rinse chickpeas.
WASH + DICE all the veg about the same size as chickpeas – a good chance to hone your knife skills.
MIX all ingredients in a bowl. TASTE adjust vinegar & salt. Serve as is or with olive oil + vinegar or dressing on the side.
SWAP Chickpeas for cooked lentils, cannellini beans, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas.
SWAP vegetables for anything you have – carrots, radishes, celery, radicchio, tomatillos, baby zucchini, cooked green beans.
ADD nuts or seeds.