Tasty low-calorie lunch option please!

Looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that will satisfy your tastebuds and help you lose weight? This is your super nutrient-dense salad solution.

This salad, other than being inviting and pretty looking, will put a spring to your step as it is high in important nutrients such as vitamin C, iron and B vitamins.   Not only that, it is rich in pre-biotics, full of super healthy plant protein and topped with healthy brain boosting fats it will also give you sustained energy to last you till dinner time. 

Ditch the vitamins & bring in the sprouts…

If you are unfamiliar with sprouts and making your own, they are really easy to make and will take no more than 10 seconds a day to care for.  For detailed information on sprouting see my  how to guide: ‘Sprouting: Healthy Fun and Delicious‘.  Other than being a cheap and tasty way to get an important dose of enzymes, vitamins and minerals, (and taste), sprouting is also a great way to get kids involved in cooking and growing. 

Without further ado, here is the salad recipe.  Let me know how you like it!


  • Lettuce
  • Mung sprouts
  • Red cabbage cole slaw (red cabbage + apple + pumpkin seed + apple cider vinegar and olive oil)
  • Black beans
  • Peanuts (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (1 tbs to sprinkle on top)
  • Edible flowers (thanks Ortobio!)


Salad Dresssing
  • Toasted sesame oil (1/3 cup)
  • Apple cider vinegar (1/3 cup)
  • Tahini (1 tbs)
  • Tamari or soya sauce (1 tbs)
  • Garlic cloves (2 chopped)
  • Nutritional yeast (1 tbs)