This simple salad is one of my go-to’s and a favourite. Pairs well with lots of dishes or make a meal with added salad greens, grains and different proteins.
Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.
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.
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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White Bean Cucumber Salad
WASH all veg. Drain + rinse white beans
DICE cucumber about the same size as white beans. THINLY slice peas + chives
MIX all ingredients in a bowl.
DRESS with 4-6 tbsp Lemon Dijon Dressing or Lemon Garlic Tahini.
SERVE with Mixed Baby Greens, Rocket | Arugula fresh pea tendrils. Top with sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.
WHITE BEANS + SWAP OR ADD – use cannellini or navy beans OR swap | add chickpeas + lentils, cooked rice, quinoa, black lentils, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas.
VEG + SWAP OR ADD sugar snap peas, radish, fresh asparagus, kohlrabi, celery – finely diced.
ADD sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.
ANIMAL PROTEIN – ADD Canned tuna, fish or smoked fish or HB Egg