Quinoa Kale Guacamole Bowl (serves 1)

This is a plant-based power meal  chockful of protein, fibre and healthy fats to keep you energized and satisfied for hours.  Hempseeds are indispensable to a vegan diet – they are high in protein, omega 3,6,9 essential fatty acids, magnesium, zinc and iron. Assemble this in a mason jar for a portable no-heat lunch.

quinoa avocado saladIngredients:

3 cups chopped kale (with central stem removed)

½ cup cooked quinoa

¼ cup guacamole (recipe below)

½ cup halved cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp combination of seeds e.g. flax, hemp, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

 

Method:

In a bowl, drizzle kale with 1 tsp. olive oil then rub oil in with hands to ensure the kale is coated evenly. Sprinkle with salt and any desired seasonings.

In a bowl or small mason jar, spoon the quinoa to the bottom. Mix lemon juice, salt and pepper into quinoa.  Layer  guacamole on top of quinoa. Add cherry tomatoes, then chopped kale.  Lastly sprinkle with seeds on top.

This is a perfect no-heat meal to bring

Perfect Guacamolemash together 1 minced clove garlic, ½ tsp salt, 2 large ripe avocados, 1 small ripe roma tomato, ½ fresh lime juice

Author: vickinutritionist

As a graduate with honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Vicki is a Registered Nutrition Consultant Practitioner, also holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto. Before founding Health by Nutrition™, Vicki worked as manager and principal nutritionist at Canada's largest weight management and nutrition centre. During her tenure, she helped hundreds of clients lose weight and reach their health goals. Her experience and extensive training in weight management and holistic nutrition makes her an exceptional coach to become your partner in success. Vicki is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners.

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