I have been pretty busy recently as we get ready to go travelling and move our lives over to the UK. When I get busy, the motivation I have to eat well and care for myself is usually trumped by the list of things I have floating around my head.
However, healthy eating does not have to take a lot of time and energy – and it GIVES you more energy for life!
Here is as example of a tasty and wholesome meal, that you can prepare and eat within 15 minutes. The creamy beans contrast beautifully with the rough texture of the Kale, and the flavours are light and delicious. Full of health itself, this light and quick salad will bless your body.
Butter Bean and Kale Salad
1 can organic butter beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 a red onion, diced
1 tomato, seeds scooped out and flesh diced
1/2 a ripe avocado
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 small tablespoon of sesame oil
Large handful kale leaves, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Place butter beans in a mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients, carefully stirring with a fork at the end, to combine and distribute the avocado.
Spoon into two plates and enjoy.
Some quick facts…
Kale is an amazing plant. It is high in vitamins A, C and E, which work to assist cell growth and to give you beautiful, glowing skin. It is high in magnesium and calcium, which help muscles to relax and help to an alkaline blood pH. Read this awesome article about Kale here.
These legumes (not eaten on a paleo diet) are high in vitamins and minerals. Most notably, butter beans are high in dietary fibre, which helps to lower cholesterol and prevent constipation. Fibre reduces the rate of energy release from the food, helping you to feel full and energised for longer. It also stabilises blood sugar levels, so butter beans are great for those with diabetes or insulin resistance.
Butter beans are a great way of adding fibre to your meal if you prefer to eat grain-free or are gluten-intolerant.