Healthy Lunch Time Recipe
This is one of my go to recipes when the fridge is looking empty!! I grab whatever vegies are starting to droop, broccoli, carrot, kale and some quinoa, pop it in a pot and done. A high protein, vegan dish that will keep your energy levels high during the rest of the day.
If you are a busy beaver like me and my patients, then batch cook this meal on a Sunday and freeze in batches for the week.
What is quinoa?
Quinoa is a seed, originated from Sth America. It is great for constipation and sluggish bowels. Choose the red quinoa as it has higher antioxidants (promote healthy cells). It's gluten free, low fodmap, and good for the later part of SIBO biphasic diet part 2.
Does it help my hormones?
It has a wonderful balancing effect on your blood sugar, keeping it stable. Fluctuations in the Insulin hormone can lead to that tired feeling in the afternoon, shakiness, and mood swings. Your stress hormone cortisol aka belly fat hormone is more stable when insulin is balanced.
Weight Loss Tip
After 8pm at night, your blood sugar hormones have gone to bed. This means that any food or wine after this time will not be metabolised as fast as during the day. Hello weight gain!
Quinoa Easy Lunch
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup broccoli florets ideal
1/2 cup pumpkin /carrot
Optional 1 tablespoon plain coconut yoghurt
1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
Salt & Pepper
1 tsp garlic infused olive oil
Add quinoa, vegies into a pot and cover with water.
Boil, then simmer for 15min, stir and add more water if needed.
When quinoa is soft and fluffy, add to bowl.
Pour dressing over it and add a dollop of optional coconut yoghurt.
Enjoy your lunch X
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