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Recipe: Lentil Quinoa Salad with Lemon

New recipe time!! Bringing you the power of plant proteins today! ⁣

How often do you eat meatless meals?! Now, don’t get me wrong, we love “meat” in our house....but a few nights a week, I try and have a meatless option. Going meatless a few times a week over the long haul can drastically improve your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease. ⁣

Animal proteins are higher in saturated fat and cholesterol, which have both been shown to increase your risk for heart disease.⁣

This recipe contains two plant proteins, quinoa and lentils. Both of which I was not that familiar with until I started my nutrition journey. These two foods pack a big punch of protein in small quantities and have come a long way in the food you can find them readily available in the bean/rice aisle at your local grocery store. ⁣

I combined the two with some fresh garden cucumbers and green onions. A drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of fresh lemon. Sprinkle of salt/pepper and there you go... a simple, protein packed dish!

You can always complement with grilled chicken/shrimp or it’s a complete meal on its own with the amount of protein/fiber. Feel free to add some feta or your cheese of choice to enhance the flavor or slice an avocado to add some more heart healthy fats. ⁣

I encourage you to try and go meatless for a few meals this coming week! Hope this recipe brings some inspiration!! ⁣

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