Sprouted buckwheat is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It’s high in iron and calcium, which help prevent osteoporosis, and lecithin, which fights cholesterol and helps cleanse the lymphatic system. When sprouted, the grain softens but retains a nutty flavour.
1/2 cup (125 ml) walnut pieces
1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup or agave nectar
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) sprouted buckwheat
1 cup (250 ml) diced capsicum (red, orange, green or a combination)
2 cups (500 ml) baby spinach
1/2 cup (125 ml) apple juice
shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
garlic cloves, minced
5 tsp (25 ml) apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/4 tsp (1 ml) freshly ground pepper
2 tsp (10 ml) extra-virgin olive oil or walnut oil
Each serving contains: 1063 kilojoules; 6 g protein; 13 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 32 g total carbohydrates (11 g sugars, 4 g fibre); 308 mg salt
source: "Sprouting Out All Over", alive Australia, Autumn 2013
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance. Less is more Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.
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