Today I caught the thought going through my head “I’m going to have a treat, that will help me feel better”. Sneaky thought. Thankfully some mindfulness is paying off because sugar etc *insert said treat* does not actually help anyone feel better. It’s an emotional myth. So…what would? What is my body saying and what do I need?
Never in my life would I have expected a lentil salad to be the answer but stranger things have happened. And guess what, it DID give me the boost I needed. This salad is so full of goodness you will power on through whatever is in your way in a day. It is zingy, flavoursome and wholesome. Even if you think you’re not a lentil/bean eater, try this salad first before deciding! (Although that does not apply to you who have serious dietary issues and can’t do beans and lentils!).
1 tin brown lentils, rinsed
1 tin four bean mix, rinsed
1/2 purple onion, finely diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 cup diced green beans
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 bunch of coriander, chopped
1/2 bunch flat leaf (Italian) parsley, chopped
Mix together and drizzle apple cider vinegar on top. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, dried garlic granules and dried chilli flakes.
*Probably if you wish to make the meal a complete protein meal, it would be good to add in nuts/seeds. I didn’t. But it’s a good bit of info to add on 😉