Vegan Protein Packed Salad


Did you know that nuts and seeds and packed with protein? ​Nuts and seeds are a great source of vegan protein, essential fatty acids, fiber and micro nutrients. They are a delicious and healthy way to add nutrients to your meals. ​My favorite way to eat nuts and seeds are adding a few tablespoons to my meals. - Salads ​- Smoothies ​- Oatmeal - Yogurt - Fish and Chicken ​The seeds I added to this summer salad are: ​- Hemp hearts (approx. 15 g of protein per 4 heaping tablespoons) - Pumpkin seeds (approx. 10 g of protein per 1/4 cup) ​- Sunflower seeds (approx. 7 g of protein per 1/4 cup) ​Amazing right?

This is truly a protein packed salad! I always enjoy it on days when I don't have any chicken breast or fish in the house. ​I always suggest buying raw (un roasted, un salted) nuts and seeds. When they are roasted it depletes their nutrient value. When you eat nuts and seeds you should really think of the benefits they have and to purchase them as pure and natural as you can find! ​Again, the seeds I used for this salad are hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. These are not expensive in most places! So recommend stocking up on your favorite nuts and seeds and to enjoy them sparingly on some of your favorite meals.

Level: Easy - Length: 15-20 minutes - Servings: 2

RECIPE ​- 4 cups chopped fresh leaf lettuce ​- 6 cherry yellow tomatoes ​- 1/4 finely sliced red onion ​- 1 chopped avocado ​- 1/4 cucumber chopped ​- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds ​- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds ​- 4 tbsp. hemp hearts ​Dressing: Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar. ​Add all ingredients into a large bowl, and serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing.

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