I recently tried out Evolution, a healthy, quick, food option around the corner from my house and was pleasantly surprised by the salad I chose. I decided to recreate the meal at home and it was equally delicious, so I wanted to share the recipe. I found everything I needed at Trader Joe’s – including pre-cooked lentils, the dukkha spice mix, and jar of roasted red peppers.
Photo by IM
2-3 cups of Kale
1/2 cup Cooked Lentils
1/4 cup Shredded Carrots
1/4 cup Chopped Roasted Red Bell Pepper
1/2 cup Cooked Zucchini or Persian Cucumber
1/8 cup Pepitas
Lemon Tahini Dressing
(I made my own with a little over a tbsp of toasted sesame oil, a tbsp of dukkha spice mix, and juice from half a lemon)
Canned tuna is a great source of protein, but having it plain is just too boring, and adding mayonnaise might kill some of those weight loss goals. This recipe keeps it light and fresh with the ability to make it as spicy or mild as you want it.
1 can drained tuna in water (unsalted) (22o calories, 5g fat, 41g protein)
1 cup chopped tomatoes (or one large tomato) (32 calories, 7g carbs, 2g protein)
1 lime (7 calories, 2g carbs)
5-9 sprigs of cilantro
1 tsp Tapatio hot sauce
1/2 avocado chopped (138 calories, 13.8 g of fat,0.7 g protein, 0.7g carbs)
salt and pepper to taste
Approximate nutrition facts: 397 calories, 18.8 g fat, 43.7 g protein, 9.7 g carbs
Make sure to drain the tuna properly by letting out all the water then adding some fresh water and draining again. This gets rid of any “fishy” smells.
Put the chopped tomatoes and avocado in a bowl and add the cilantro leaves (roughly cut). Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the bowl. Add the hot sauce, salt, pepper and drained tuna then gently toss the mixture and refrigerate at least one hour.
Eat as is or with a few multi-grain crackers. Enjoy! 🙂