Summer is coming up thick and fast so I am hitting the gym more. I try to eat more protein-rich foods and quinoa is a brilliant protein source for us plant based gym-goers, so here I am sharing a clean eating quinoa lentil salad recipe.
Quinoa is a brilliant grain packed with many essential vitamins and minerals as well as protein. Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced KEEN-wah. There are three main types: white, red and black. The black quinoa contains all the goodness of regular quinoa with the addition of vitamin E, which is known to help protect our cells from damage by free radicals.
Quinoa is an excellent protein source post exercise, so this quinoa lentil salad recipe is a brilliant post workout lunch! Protein is a fantastic macronutrient that helps keep our appetite at bay. This delicious and very simple mix of protein and carbs will ensure you are getting a nice protein boost. If you have an avocado lying around, add some on the top to get some healthy fats in. This is delicious with a little dollop of yoghurt on the side too, if you don’t fancy making the dressing.
If quinoa does tickle your fancy you have to check these delicious recipes out. I have quinoa breakfast porridge for a morning protein boost, quinoa and buckwheat crunch which is perfect for snacking or, quinoa pilaf recipe which would make a nice dinner option especially if you add extra protein such as tofu or lean chicken.
Here's the clean eating quinoa lentil salad recipe
I like to serve it in a bowl , but it goes well in a wrap if you are on the go. As always please, if you make this recipe share it with me either on my Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see it! Hashtag #HediHearts