Eat Clean with Sheryl: Red Quinoa and Assorted Greens with Tofu

“The food options around my office are oily, unhealthy and expensive.” If you have ever entertained such a thought, perhaps it’s time to try your hand at preparing your own vegan diet.

Eating clean is a good way to refresh your eating habits: it’s about eating more of the best and healthiest options in each of the food groups—and eating less of the not-so-healthy ones. That means embracing foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus healthy proteins and fats. —Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com

According to several online sources, clean vegan diets helps to rid your body of toxins from processed food, gives you better complexion and glowing skin, more energy, better sleep, better immune system, lesser mood swings (some of our friends might need that), and makes you happier among the many other benefits of eating clean.

It was also claimed to make you smarter, more creative and more attractive! Contrary to popular belief, preparing your own clean recipe is inexpensive and wouldn’t take more than an hour or so – from preparation to mealtime (once you get the hang of it).

Every week I speak with Sheryl, my colleague, vegan and mastermind behind all the eat clean recipes in this series. Eat Clean with Sheryl is a weekly series that introduces easy-to-prepare clean recipes for lunches in the office. The series also features insights into the eating clean culture to help you and I to eat (and feel) healthier, save more and most importantly, to be happier.

So roll up your sleeves, prepare the ingredients, set the table, it’s time to Eat Clean with Sheryl. RET

Follow Sheryl on her instagram here.

Ingredients:

  • Organic Tofu
  • Red Quinoa
  • Red Capsicums
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Japanese Cucumber
  • Edamame Peas
  • Avocado
  • Grapefruit

Preparation Process:

  1. Boil Red Quinoa for 30 minutes, replace water with Miso (flavoured water) for extra taste.
  2. Boil Edamame Peas.
  3. Cut and mix assorted vegetables.
  4. Sprinkle generous dose of Toasted Sesame Oil on Tofu for the smoky taste.
  5. Microwave Tofu before serving.
  6. Enjoy.

Preparation Time:

  • 45 minutes for a single serving.
  • 1 hour for an entire week’s lunch (Keep ingredients in airtight container and store in refrigerator).

References:

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/10_ways_to_eat_clean

http://news.health.com/2014/09/02/5-reasons-to-eat-healthier-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-your-weight/

http://spryliving.com/articles/the-benefits-of-eating-clean/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/perks-of-eating-all-clean-vegan-food/

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