As September sets in and we start back to school, I always look for inspirational ideas to jazz up the mid week lunch box for both myself and my daughter. After a lovely long summer of salads, it's now time to start adding a little warmth and extra goodness to our meals to keep us as fighting fit as possible throughout the autumn and winter months.
This little recipe is very simple to make and is great for using up leftover quinoa or baked sweet potatoes. It's packed with protein, fibre, complex carbohydrates and a variety of vitamins and minerals; a great addition to a lunch box or evening meal. They are also a great way to mix up our proteins, as often, we rely too heavily on meats, fish and dairy.
We all know that organic food costs more however sometimes, depending on the fruit/ vegetable, the extra money may just be worth it. Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) release the newest list of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides in the US, and here is the UK, we have adopted these guidelines in the last few years. Our farming regulations may be slightly different, but the lists provided are still a good guide. Toxic build up in the body can lead to so many health issues including brain fog, hormonal imbalances, inflammation and liver detoxification issues.
The Dirty Dozen List will help focus your attention on avoiding the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. Th...