I know that a lot of people find them boring, but I honestly love big salad bowls. There are so many different things that you can add to them, the variations really are endless! Swap out the protein, change the healthy fat around, or just add a whole heap of different veggies to the bowl. Whatever you do or however you eat them, I find them absolutely delicious. Today, I thought that I’d share one of my favourite and most eaten salad bowls. Easy to put together, delicious and super healthy. Introducing my lentil salad bowl.
Pronounced ‘keen-wah’, this grain has quickly reached superfood status. And honestly, I think it’s well deserved. I’m completely obsessed with it, and eat it most days. It comes in three colours; red, white and black, and although some people will argue that they all taste and cook differently, I don’t see any difference at all! I normally buy tri-colour, which is a mixture of all three. Not only because I love the taste, but the colour that it adds to salads and other dishes is divine.
But what gave it it’s superstar status? The fact that it’s one of the most protein rich foods you can eat is a good start. Just one cup contains around 8 grams of protein! So, it’s a great way to add a protein punch, especially if you’re having a meat free meal. It’s also packed full of fibre, containing almost twice as much as any other grain. To be honest, I could be here for a while explaining all the health benefits.
Mason jars have to be one of my all-time favourite discoveries. It seems like there’s no end to what these amazing little jars can do. I use them all the time to make up chia puddings, to make parfaits, and even as a cup to make my smoothies look awesome. But recently I discovered something that mixed two of my favourite things together… Wait for it… Salad jars! I hope you’re as excited about this as I am, and I’m not just a loser.
But I absolutely love salads, and hate the perception that people have about them. No, they are not just boring, tasteless, green things that you have to put up with in the name of health. They’re so versatile and can have so many different ingredients and textures in them, that they’re possibly one of the most exciting meals out there. I don’t know if you can tell… But I kinda have a love for them, so I don’t think it’s any surprise that they’re my go-to lunch.