We at Living Vino are on a mission to popularize healthy vegan nutrition and would like to showcase that it is exciting and easy.
You might have read our blog article on Healthy Nutrition already and are still wondering how to make it all work for you.
Plant-based whole foods nutrition is delicious. Your task to make it balanced so you get enough carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and fiber. Our golden ratio is usually approximately 65-70% of good quality slow-burning carbohydrates so you feel fuller for longer and have enough energy, 30-35% plant-based protein and 5-10% healthy fats.
Pasta Salad or Giant Couscous Salad
Let us showcase a very tasty example – a giant couscous with peas, cherry tomatoes and kale pesto.
You can already see that it uses minimal amount of components. We have obviously made kale pesto in our vegan restaurant, but you can shop around for some shop bought vegan pesto too.
Giant couscous, or Israeli couscous or ptitim pasta is great in terms of slow-burning carbs, but also fibre (12 g per 100 g of it) and surprisingly protein too (13 g per 100 g of it).
Peas, we’ve selected small garden peas for this recipe, are superb in terms of protein, fibre and relatively low in carbs.
Kale pesto is great as kale is packed with antioxidants and walnuts used are a source of healthy fats and Omega too. It is one of our star ingredients as you can find it in our Italian Panzanella Salad, Greek Kale Salad and of course the healthiest Kale Smoothie. If you want to learn more about why kale is so good, head to our blog article on benefits of kale.
Regardless how you call it, pasta salad or couscous with peas and pesto, this dish takes just 25 minutes to make (20 of it are to cook this sturdy couscous) and represents healthy & balanced nutrition so well!
We hope you like our easy & healthy salad. Next time someone will tell you it is hard to eat healthy, say ‘Balls! It is not.’
Hope it helps you to get healthier, eat plant-based whole foods more often & please let us know your feedback.