Eating well doesn’t need to involve lots of ingredients or take lots of time to prepare. In fact, it shouldn’t. A clean diet means eating clean food so the fewer ingredients, the better. The closer the food is to its natural state, the healthier it is. So when I’m planning my meals, sticking to the basics is not only the easiest, but it’s also the most efficient.
This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about keeping meals simple and sticking to real food. The skeleton can stay the same, and you can switch up the ingredients depending on the season and your mood. Grains, greens, veggies, protein and sauce – easy, right? I actually skipped the grains in the picture above because I was craving something a little lighter for lunch. On a bed of steamed red kale, I added lightly steamed broccoli, cauliflower, portobello mushrooms, and green beans and topped it with a lemon tahini miso dressing. Adding sunflower seeds and walnuts or almonds would have been a great addition, but I didn’t think of it until I finished my meal!
Blame it on my Mediterranean roots, but tahini is one of my favorite flavors to use in sauces and dressings. This lemon tahini miso dressing tastes great on just about anything! If you leave out the water, then you’ll have a great spread for sandwiches and wraps.
Juice from 1 lemon
½ teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon miso
3 tablespoons tahini
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1/3 cup water
Combine ingredients in bowl and use immersion blender to blend ingredients until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender then a food processor or regular blender will work just as well.