High Protein Recipe For Your Pilates Workout – Red Kidney Beans Salad

Protein is an important nutrient to power your body and your Pilates workout. So what’s for dinner? We’ll never have enough quick weeknight recipes, so this is a simple yet delicious and full of nutritious vegetables.

This high protein red kidney been salad is dense in macro and micronutrients in relation to their calories. You will you get lots of proteins and fibre, some vitamins and a whole host of important minerals such as potassium, iron and manganese to name just a few.

Swapping less nutrient dense food (eg. white wheat products and other processed foods) for bean-rich dishes has been proven to have significant health benefits. They have been linked to reduce the risk of heart disease, various types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. On top of all that they help you to maintain a healthy weight.

Ingredients:

  • 200g red kidney beans, cooked
  • 1 big Avocado cubed
  • 1 red onion, medium, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Red capsicum, sliced
  • 4 Baby cucumbers, sliced
  • Olive oil, Himalayan salt & Freshly ground pepper
  • Your choice of seeds or nuts
  • Zest of one big orange (can also add lemon)

Preparation:

Mix all the vegetables in a large bowl.  Add seeds or nuts. Add salt and pepper. Dress the salad with the olive oil and freshly squeezed orange. Add the freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.

You can add feta cheese or tofu or even your preferred meat (e.g. chopped chicken breast )

Alternative Dressing Ingredients (Ideas)

Choose omega 3 oils like mustard-seed oil, flax-seed oil, hemp oil, cold pressed olive oil, grape-seed oil, and toasted sesame oil for best nutritional content. Hemp oil must be stored in the fridge, and never heated.

Eat Well and Enjoy!