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Thai-Style Grab-and-Go Salad

nutrition recipes from lulu Aug 13, 2020

Here’s a really simple but delicious grab-and-go Thai-style salad recipe for you today!

Meal prep plays a big role in sticking to your nutrition game plan, and this recipe will help make your life a lot easier AND help you stay on track with your wellness goals.

You can customize it based on your taste and what veggies you have on hand or even use leftover cooked veggies like I did with the butternut squash.  Feel free to experiment because you can’t go wrong!

Also – you can amp up the protein quotient on this by adding your choice of protein just before serving. Try shrimp, chicken, cooked beef, black or pinto beans, or tempeh.

Store this as-is, without the dressing or protein, otherwise, it can get soggy.

Delish Thai-Style Meal-Prep Salad

(makes 4 servings)

4 cups/big handfuls shredded cabbage and/or dark leafy greens 

2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (cilantro / Thai basil / Mint)

2 cups cooked quinoa and/or brown rice

2 bell peppers (your choice of color), diced or julienne slices

4 medium carrots, peeled and grated or julienne slices

1 medium cucumber, diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 cup beets, chopped or grated

1 cup pre-cooked shelled edamame (optional)

1 tbsp sesame seeds or roasted peanuts (whole or chopped)

lime wedge for garnish

OPTIONAL: 2 cups shrimp, shredded cooked chicken, or other protein choice

Peanut Sauce

  • ½ cup (130 g) peanut or almond butter
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lower-sodium coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Get 4 reusable glass containers. Place equal amounts of all of the ingredients in the containers, EXCEPT your optional protein choice.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients and pour equal amounts into ¼-cup containers.

Store in the fridge until ready to eat. To serve, stir ½ cup of your protein choice into the salad, shake the dressing well, and pour it over the top of the salad.  Mix well and enjoy!

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