I also like cold salads made with grains and veggies. I made a good one last night. 2 cups of cooked quinoa 1 can black beans 1 large roasted red pepper cut up 1/2 small red onion diced small 3 cobs of corn removed from the cob (raw)
The recipe called for just lime juice as a dressing but I knew that wouldn't go over in my family so I made a walnut dijon vinaigrette dressing.
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 raisins 1 tsp dijon mustard 1/4 tsp thyme. 1/2 c water. Blend all of the above ingredients in a blender until smooth and then mix into the above salad using the amount you like.
My favorite summer meal is fresh fruit plate with a scoop of raspberry sherbert. Oh sooo yummy on a hot, usually humid summer day from my childhood. All fruits were chilled and included watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and any fresh fruits available like peaches or nectarines.
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Just smoothies. Whatever fresh fruit I can get my hands on. This morning was pineapple, mango, strawberries, blueberries and a banana and spiced with ginger. I use 1 cup of soy beverage and a protein powder supplement. Its a fairly large serving as I try to get about a 100g of each fruit. I also eat a cup of grapefruit segments in a prepackaged container. Comes out to about 550 calories. Very refreshing for warm spring days. My other meals are simply veggies and Greek yogurt for a dip, or bean salad and no fat cottage cheese. Mom made me a very high protein bean mixture using black beluga beans, quinoa, lupine beans, black beans in a light soup mixture. I can't get nutrition info as she just throws everything in a pot and never measures :( There wasn't much liquid in it, and it was nice and spicy as I like it. I think she used some chana masala seasoning. I like baking a sweet potato and parsnips for supper and use cottage cheese as the protein.
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