Healthy lunch option: quinoa, chickpeas, and carrots

Today I opted for a plant based healthy lunch option. Very easy to prepare, tasty and super healthy.

Quinoa: First of all, I have steamed the quinoa with my rice cooker

Chickpeas, carrots, extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, black pepper: Then I sautéed the quinoa in a pan with organic canned chickpeas, a carrot into very fine pieces, extra virgin olive oil, one small spoon of turmeric and a pinch of black pepper. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has many health benefits including reducing inflammation. Adding black pepper, improves the bioavailability of curcumin, that’s why it’s always a good idea to add a bit of pepper when using turmeric.

Hemp and sunflower seeds: I have added hemp and sunflower seeds towards the end of the cooking to add a bit of nutty flavors and healthy fats and proteins

Miso: after the cooking I have added one small spoon of Miso and I mixed it all up. Miso can be used to boost the taste of dishes, it adds a salty taste and, being a fermented probiotic food, brings the healthy benefits for our guts

To drink, I had juice from two freshly pressed oranges

As always, I have concluded my lunch with a small piece of gourmet chocolate 100% , this time a Goodnow Farms special reserve 100% cacao from Perù

A cup of strong Espresso coffee

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