Tag: Vegan salad

Thai-Inspired Salad With Peanut Butter Sauce

salad with peanut butterSince about 5 years ago I have decided that February is a perfect month to challenge myself: compared to the other months, February is much shorter so this fact alone gives me quite a boost of motivation :) Since this realization I’ve had a month of veganism (which turned into my lifestyle), a month of intensive sports, a month without added sugar and this year I decided to try a “raw month”. Constantly looking for “raw inspiration” online I created my own salad which is

- Sexy

- Super easy to make

- Fulfilling

- Very delicious

- Sweet, savory and rich

So why not give it a try? You’ll need just a few simple (and affordable) ingredients and will nourish your body with delicious, vitamin-rich items. Let’s get started!

You will need

- Fresh spinach

- Red bell pepper

- Ripe avocado

- Sweet, ripe mango

- 1 small carrot

- A spoonful of pistachios

For the sauce

- 1 spoon of peanut butter

- 1/2 can of semi-fat coconut milk

- 2 spoons of soy sauce

- 1 garlic clove

Preparation

On a nice, big plate put the spinach “coat”. Grate the carrot, serve it on top of the spinach layer. Chop the bell pepper and mango in long stripes, add avocado cut in full-length and put it on the spinach “coating”. Mix all sauce ingredients using your blender and drizzle on top. Crush pistachio nuts and generously add on the very top. Garnish with lime.

* If you want to “tune up” your meal, I advice you to fry some firm tofu and pour the peanut sauce straight in the pan, it’ll become a bit thicker. For the richer version of the meal you can also use glass noodles underneath – instead of a raw salad it’ll rather make a full salad-meal. Super delicious with the hot tofu on top!

6 Inspiring Lunchbox Meals

Ease, comfort, little preparation required and a bit of a wow factor – these are a few things that all of us are looking for in a lunchbox. Unfortunately, little to no time in the evening does not ease our lives and we often end up eating a boring-looking sandwich or some tasteless meal in a nearby canteen. If you happen to be facing the longest week ever – we’ve got a few of healthy ideas for your lunchbox to bring it to another level. A few minutes well-spent in the evening can definitely make you excited so that you’d wait for your lunch break to come faster.

From vibrant vegan salads to fulfilling stews – here are a few of our favorites this year that will make your tummy happy and will make your colleagues ask what’s that crazy good-looking food on your plate.

1. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Source: Oh She Glows

Source: Oh She Glows

I don’t need as many ingredients as you think to make one wow-of-a-meal. This roasted butternut salad is extremely fulfilling, nutritious and very, very tasty – exactly something what you need for your 20 minutes break.

2. Thai Salad With Peanut Tempeh

Rich in protein, spicy and fulfilling – is there anything else that you’d want for your healthy lunch at work? Data, of Minimalist Baker, recommends eating the salad with peanut tempeh and some extra peanut sauce. Droool.

3. Stuffed Peppers

If you’re in the mood for something simple and easy, time to stuff your peppers! The dish is filled with extremely nutritious quinoa, kale and cashews – an amazing mix of tasty and valuable proteins for your lunch. If you’re craving for some freshness on a side, a small bowl of tomato-avocado salad will serve well.

4. Loaded Sweet Potato

Source: Kara Lydon

Source: Kara Lydon

The ultimate loaded sweet potato – packed with protein and carbs and topped off with green sauce. If you’re like me (who likes to eat big, nice & fulfilling meals for lunch) – this rich loaded potato is a perfect choice. Bet your colleagues will ask for a tiny bite, too!

5. Pizza Burrito With Pizza Sauce

Craving for something tasty and a bit junky? Here you go – a pizza burrito, or… Pizzarito! Described as the ultimate comfort food for the busy person, this low-far (whaaaat?) pizza burrito will  definitely please your taste buds.

6. Quiche With Asparagus And Tomatoes

Source: Vegan Heaven

Source: Vegan Heaven

If you are like me and you enjoy warm lunches with some fresh salad, give it a go for some yummy quiche. It’s easy-to-make and And, most importantly, since it has an egg-y taste, you’ll kill two birds with one stone (not directly, hopefully) as you’ll have some food for breakfast AND lunch since it’s just perfect for both!