What’s On My Plate? 5-Ingredient Quick Salad


I Like an Organised Plate Mix Yours Up if You Like


Most of my meals are post-workout because I’m always working out (even in my sleep – just playing) but this is one of my favourites. This nutrient-packed post-workout plate provides me with protein needed to repair my muscles and hydration to help replace the water I have lost through sweat, as well as monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

What’s On My Plate?

What’s on my plate? Avocado, cucumber, eggs, tomatoes, salad

1 Chopped Avocado:
⁃ Source of protein, monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, potassium.

Half a Chopped Cucumber:
⁃ High water content and contains erepsin which is a digestive enzyme helps break down protein.

2 Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs:
Source of protein, mono/polyunsaturated fats.
Vitamin D and phosphorus necessary for bone formation.
Choline which can aid memory/mental performance.

Mixed Baby Leaf Salad:
⁃ Chard – beetroot leaves contain protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
⁃ Lettuce – darker coloured lettuces indicate beneficial antioxidants.
⁃ Spinach – vitamin K for healthy bones, vitamins C and beta-carotene contributes to heart health and antioxidants.

Chopped Plum Tomatoes:
⁃ Potassium aids fluid regulation within the body balance.
Vitamins C and E support heart health.

Spice It Up!

I like to add a few spices to taste and I tend to opt for a mix of the same ones each time, there’s no right or wrong mix add a dash, sprinkle and pinch of whatever you like.


Reference:
– Healing Foods (DK, 2015)

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