Since the new year started I knew I wanted to change my eating habits. I don’t want to go crazy or anything, but I need to stop eating out as much as I do and eat less processed foods. I also needed to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I decided to incorporate more raw food into my meals, and so far everything is working out pretty well.
I ordered a week’s worth of produce from Peapod (less temptation than actually going to the store AND it’s easier to see where you are regarding budget). I made my meal plan for the week and got ready to go!
Monday I decided to go the Mexican route (since we usually went to get Moe’s Monday). You could really put anything you want on this salad. I went with some seeds and bean sprouts, along with the other Mexican ingredients such as salsa and avocado.
Raw Taco Salad
1 cup soaked walnuts
2 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
1 Tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)
Chili powder/cayenne powder to taste
In a food processor or blender, pulse until it breaks up and takes on a “meaty” texture.
Creamy Chipotle Dressing
Blend until smooth
I am not a salad eater. Not at all. But this salad was super delicious. The dressing was awesome. I ate my entire huge plate and was completely satisfied. Luckily, I made extra so I had it for lunch today. Even the leftovers were awesome. At the end of lunch, I thought:
“I could eat more of this salad!” Seriously though, this was so good!
Here are the hemp seeds that I used. I have never used hemp before but it added some nice extra flavor in the dressing and salad. I also like that like it is raw, high in protein, and has some omega 3 and omega 6.
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*Disclaimer: I received the hemp seeds free of charge for the purpose of review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*