Despite my denials, everyone around me likes to believe i am a serial dieter. I am hoarse with denial. The trip to the Himalayas brought me back home with a severe bout of acidity and i suffered for longer than i care to with the after effects of ghee and butter laden spicy food. That’s when I came accross Indira’s post on Workout Vratam. Kay here spoke about it and invited anyone else to join in. Just the thing i needed. And for the nth time, it isnt a diet for weight loss!! its a detox plan as far as i am concerned.
A high protein low carb diet for a vegetarian is a bit of a challenge. And before I overdosed on cottage cheese, I decided to give vegetables and pulses a fair shot. I’ve made a modest list of things I can make without a fuss and will share some of it here. I find that the most challenging part of constructing a meal is decided what to make. This is where a list helps immensely. It always leaves me with the satisfaction of a meal well planned and therefore makes it more satifying.
We’ve had my cheater’s Dahi Vada, which is a great way to get protein. Yesterday, I made this salad which was my dinner. It was filling and great on the texture and taste department too.
Super Salad – Serves 2
Time Taken 10 minutes
For the salad dressing, whisk together the following:
1 T olive oil
1 T lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 c shredded lettuce ( i used iceberg)
1 1/2 c diced ripe tomato
1 c peeled and diced baby cucumbers
1 c Boiled Chickpeas/ Garbanzo beans / Kabuli Chana
2 T diced red onion
3 T shredded fresh coriander leaves
1 T shredded fresh basil
toss all of the above into a large bowl and mix gently. Add the salad dressing on top and toss a bit more. Serve immediately.