Picnics! ~ Camping! ~ Classic cars! ~ Frisbees! ~ Gardening!
Spring is here! Do you have a favourite picnic food?
I’ve discovered pasta made from legumes like chickpeas or lentils. What a powerhouse of nutrition in one food.
Legumes give us a triple nutrient main dish:
protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
They’re also filling and have other nutrients including: folate, phosphorus, copper, manganese, iron, vitamins B1 & 6, and they are gluten free. They cook quickly and are great hot or cold.
Simply use them like you would pasta: hot with your favourite sauce, or cold as a salad. Get creative with some raw veggies and you’ll have the perfect one dish meal for camping or picnics, so make lots. Here is one of my favourites.
This recipe makes a complete meal for one, or split it in half,serve with a green salad, and invite someone to share it with.
Legume Fusilli Salad
1 cup pasta
4 cups water
Boil water then add pasta
Lower to medium and cook 5-8 minutes stirring gently but frequently.
Rinse with warm water and set aside to cool.
Chop: 2 cups fresh vegetables of your choice (bite size)
Eg: cucumbers, green onions, radishes, peppers, tomatoes, celery etc.
Gently mix everything with your favourite salad dressing and serve. (I used Italian)
God said spring is a time to renew and start fresh!
“For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing of birds has come. Yes, spring is here. (Song of Solomon 2:11-12 TLB)
So…until next time…
Tip # 9:
Being outside in the sunshine and eating fresh greens makes us feel like new!
My 15 year food journey has caused my taste buds to come alive and to anticipate new foods. I have lost weight, corrected health issues, and I’ve learned how important diet really is. Reading everything I could get my hands on truly opened my eyes to the evils of the food industry and how it is making us overweight and sick. I am in my 50’s and I am healthy, I take no medication, and I look more than 10 years younger than I am (so everyone says). The healthier we are now, the healthier we’ll be in our later years.
I came to be vegan one step at a time by gradually eliminating foods. Starting with; sea food, then meat, foul and fish, then eggs and dairy, all the while cutting out most processed foods, and totally eliminating pop. Then I went mostly raw, learned about juicing and smoothies, cut out most sugars, and I am now gluten free.
What’s left you ask? Mmmm….. I saved the best for last: lots and lots of vegetables with sides of legumes and grains, nuts and seeds, and fruit. I never go hungry.
There are many people living healthy vegan lifestyles today and they have created ways of making healthy alternatives for just about any food you could want.
Thanks for the great tips and a reminder that health is important… Sometimes I hog and forget about what the food I eat might do to my health…
I’m with you Ruth! We need to be mindful of what we eat. Deb provides us with fantastic recipes to help us keep our health.
Yes, it is so easy to eat just ‘any’ food and not think about what it is. With all the chemicals and lack of nutrients we need to watch very carefully because it will catch up with us. Thanks for your comments, they encourage me to write more. Be blessed!
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