By Natalia Levey, HCTP February 2014
This recipe is incredibly easy to make and bursting with nutrition. Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, protein, vitamins B12 and E, and fiber. It has a high protein-to-carbohydrate ratio when compared to other grain products and was even proposed by NASA as an ideal food for long space flights. Paired with grilled chicken, cucumber, feta, and fresh herbs, this fragrant salad will become your staple.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 (organic) chicken breast, grilled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup feta crumbles
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Season to taste.
Natalia Levey is the founder of Healthy Intent, a restaurateur, a health and nutrition coach, and the author of Cravings Boss, which fixes cravings for good. Fed up with the BAD idea that healthy food is boring, she serves huge plates of passion for healthy culinary experiences on stages, TV, and her Healthy Intent YouTube channel.
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