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Mason Jar Quinoa Salad with Green Thai-Style Dressing (GF and Vegan) - Izy Hossack. Salad-in-a-jar 101. A few weeks ago, when I posted about my weekly food prep routine, I briefly mentioned that I like to make salads-in-a-jar each week. Apparently, you all are super interested in my jarred salads because I got so many comments and emails requesting more info! Now, let me note, I am in no-shape-way-or-from the originator of this idea. I’ve seen it pinned from numerous sources in the holy land of Pinterest. I’m creative, but not nearly clever enough to come up with this one on my own. I have four of my favorite combos to share with you guys today, but before I get to those recipes, I thought maybe I’d give you a quick primer on the things I’ve learned in my jar-making experience: Most important rule: dressing at the bottom, greens at the top.

Below you’ll find four of my favorite combos, but it should be said that I’m much more apt to “freestyle” my salad jars each week. Onto the combos… Advertisement Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry-Lime Vinaigrette Strawberry-Lime Vinaigrette. How i prep food for the week. I’ve mentioned a few times on here how my food prep binges on the weekend really help me stay on track with nutrition throughout the week. I hadn’t really thought much about writing a post about it until I saw the awesome Lindsay over at the The Lean Green Bean do her weekly series on her food prep routine.

I was so inspired by everyone else’s food prep, that I thought maybe I should give you guys a small peek into mine as well. So this past weekend, I snapped some photos while I set off one of my patented kitchen bombs. The first step for my food prep is to make a list. This shouldn’t surprise you. I’m pretty much the queen of lists. After my list is made, I usually pull out all the ingredients I’ll need to get through the whole list. To make the most out of my time, I try to start with the things that have an element of inactive work.

Next, I just start working through my list. …and then right after, I start working on my salads-in-a-jar. Curious what I made this week? Herb & Pistachio Falafel. Vegetarians don’t have hot dogs to turn to when they crave fast food. We have falafel in bread. Deep fried chickpea balls served with vegetables, tomato salsa, hummus and a yogurt sauce. During my years as a vegetarian I have probably tried every single falafel restaurant in Stockholm, many in other parts of Sweden, and a few on other places around the world. But strangely enough I have only made them myself a handful of times. So we thought it was about time that we made our own version of falafel in bread. When we first started talking about this, we quickly agreed on some ground rules:1. Baked Herb & Pistachio FalafelServes 4-6 (about 24 falafels) We used mint and parsley to flavor and color the falafels, but feel free to try it with whatever fresh herbs you have growing in your garden at the moment.

Start by blending the herbs in a mixer for about 30 seconds. Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl until they are combined. Chop the ingredients and add everything to a serving bowl. Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps. You want to know a funny thing about Swedish people? We always talk about the weather. Always. Come rain or come shine, we will talk about it. Several times each day. It’s one of the first things we mention when arriving at work, buying lunch, taking a cab or meeting a friend in the subway. Me, Luise and Elsa packed our picnic bag with a blanket, fruit, juices and homemade wraps, met up with my mother and sister and took a bus to a 4H farm just outside the city. I am not going to give you a big speech about wraps. Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps 8 big wraps 8 wholegrain or corn tortilla breads 4 big salad leaves (torn in two) Purple Beetroot & Goat Cheese600 g beetroot 300 g goat cheese 5 tbsp olive oil salt & pepper Peel the beetroots with a peeler and put it in a blender or food processor, press ‘pulse’ a few times.

White Quinoa & Raisins1 cup quinoa 1 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 cup raisins, any color 1 tsp cinnamona pinch of salt Rinse and cook the lentils in water, add oregano, bring to a boil. The Best Lunch Bowl. This might be the best lunch ever, it’s too good! The sweet potato wedges are so amazingly tender and have delicious hints of cinnamon, which contrast perfectly with the baked chilli chickpeas, peppery rocket, cucumber and tomatoes. It’s a great meal to take to work with you too, as you can bake the sweet potato and chickpeas the night before so all you need to do in the morning is mix them with the other ingredients, which shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.

The baked chickpeas are my absolute favourite part of the whole thing though, they’re so addictive and I could happily eat trays and trays of them, so I have a feeling that you’ll all love them too! Serves 1 – 1 small sweet potato – a handful of rocket (arugula) – 1/2 a can of chickpeas – 1/3 of a large cucumber – half a dozen cherry tomatoes – 1/2 a teaspoon of chilli flakes -1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon For the dressing – 1/2 a teaspoon of honey – 1/2 a lemon – 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Tips For Packing a Healthy and Satisfying Vegan Lunchbox. The salad you see on the left in the photo above is the radicchio, endive, orange, and walnut salad I shared yesterday. In that post, I mentioned I’d have at least one serving idea for you, and I do: this is how I packed up some of the leftovers in my take-to-work lunchbox on Monday. It’s a goal of mine to share more of my packable lunches this year and next, and that goal has only been strengthened by diving into nutrition work again.

Many of my clients report that it’s easy enough for them to plan a healthy meal at home, but when they have to start planning meals to tote to work or school day in and day out, it becomes harder to meet nutrient needs while also pleasing the tastebuds. So, let’s chat about packing up a healthy, convenient, and satisfying vegan lunch. When I went back to school a few years ago, it marked a change in the kind of lunches I could prepare for myself. 1. Here are six tips I’ve accumulated along the way: Batch cooking is crucial for lunchbox success!

1. 2. Xo. Vegetarian Lunchbox: My lunch: July 5, 2011. Curried Quinoa Wrap, Avo-Citrus Slaw. Fuel-Up! My Spicy Curried Quinoa Wrap with mint, peas and Tahini-Avocado-Citrus Slaw is a tasty, and satisfying vegan recipe for lunch, dinner - or heck, even breakfast! Yes, I know I'm going off the board by posting a not-a-traditional-holiday recipe a day before Christmas Eve. But I call this last-minute shopping fuel... ..even though I know you are all craving Snowball Cookies, Gingerbread Houses, Silver-Sprinkled Cupcakes, Mint-Chocolate Cocoa and Cranberry Muffins! Well I have you covered there too!.. ..that's why I compiled this list of vegan holiday recipes. Fuel Up! I served my wrap with a spicy red pepper chutney... chutney would also be fabulous. Learn how-to make fluffy quinoa every time! Here's my fast vegan recipe... Curried Quinoa Wrap with Avo-Citrus Slaw.vegan, makes 3 wraps (plus leftover quinoa) Curried Quinoa: 1 1/2 Tbsp Muchi Curry 1 Tbsp EVOO 2 tsp sea salt 2 1/3 cups dry, unrinsed quinoa 3 cups water 1/2 cup apple cider or orange juice Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Vegan Lunchbox: Easy Hummus Spiral Wraps. These Easy Hummus Spiral Wraps are the perfect lunchbox filler to pack for yourself, your kids or your spouse. I call these snazzy spirals "lunchbox lavash" because they are made with lavash wrap - a type of roll-able, thin wheat flat bread. And this recipe doesn't get any easier. Just spread, roll and slice your way to a happy lunchbox. Fun Finger Food. These dainty spirals remind me of being at a party or a wedding (remember how trendy these were back in the 90's?)

Like I said, make this recipe your own! You can keep the roll long if you'd like, but really the fun part is slicing it up into little bites - they kinda remind me of veggie-Americana sushi rolls. Healthy too! Super easy, just toss those ingredients on, roll and slice!.. The last time I made these wraps I did Bullseye Spiral Wraps (soy cream cheese and roasted red peppers) super yummy. Today's Easy Hummus Spiral Wrap Ingredients: How To: * Spread the hummus. * Add the ingredients in a thinly spread layer - distribute evenly.