Healthy lunch, Spiced Almond Salad
Nuts are a fantastic source of protein, which helps keep you fuller for longer. But having a bag at your desk is seriously dangerous.
They are hugely calorific if not eaten in moderation, and before you know it a 250g bag is gone. So stick to using nuts in recipes, buying only the small taster packs from the supermarket so you are not tempted to overindulge. This is a perfect lunch and you can add chicken or even fish to help turn it into an evening meal.
olive oil spray
50g whole natural almonds
1 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1/2 finely chopped red chilli
1 tsp sea salt
4 finely chopped tomatoes
1 tbs chopped coriander stem
1/4 cantaloupe melon
1 tbs blueberries
1 tbs fresh mint
1. Toss the almonds in oil and cook over gentle heat for 4 mins, tossing them around regularly. Add the chilli, salt and garlic and cook for a further 2- 4 minutes or until the garlic turns into a golden colour.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander and tomatoes
3. Toss the melon, fruit and fresh mint together and serve with salad leaves. Delicious with a spoonful of natural yoghurt.Tweet