Salads

Easy Lunches - Chickpea Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 14, 11:00 AM in and . No comments.

I seem to have gathered quite a collection of cans of chickpeas. The only reason I can imagine is that I must have been going through a strange “prepper” phase. I do love chickpeas, though, so I’d say the truth is that I just said “oh, I could use these” and popped a tin in the cart each time I have been shopping. No problem, finding things to do with chickpeas is fine with me!
So, chickpea brownies? hummus? Curry? Not this time.

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Feta, olive and rocket salad with roasted tomatoes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on May 4, 06:54 AM in and . No comments.

Now I am in the land of salads, I have a whole lot of great recipes to try. This one is timely with a recent study in the US showing that the mediterranean diet may lower the risk of memory problems in later life. And you can’t beat this for a mediterranean style salad.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 9, 12:10 PM in and . No comments.

Having just found out that the UN has declared 2013 the International year of Quinoa, I thought it would be a good idea to share a recipe using Quinoa. I’ve tried using Quinoa a few times but must admit, I need to try to use it more.
So what’s so good about it?

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Rainbow chicken and rice salad - a lunch-box treat

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 16, 09:19 AM in and . No comments.

It’s the end of two weeks school holidays for the AM Dietetics household, so it’s back to school on Monday. Having opted to go to packed lunches in the middle of this year, this also means back to trying to think of a good and interesting variety of packed lunches. I usually use a range of different breads but it’s always nice to try something a little different in the form of rice, pasta or couscous based meals. I usually make it up as I go along when it comes to lots of rice dishes but I found this great little recipe, which I have adapted, which gives it all – a little slow release, low GI carbohydrate, fruit, vegetables, some healthy fats and a bit of lean protein. Add a stick of cheese (which I always do in the lunch box) and you have it all covered! Oh and it’s great for adults too!

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Mediterranean Potato Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 7, 12:29 PM in and . Comments [2].

Too cold for salad? Never! Here is a lovely warm salad to have on cold winter days.

This salad has lots of warm and welcoming mediterranean ingredients to help your forget the frost outside. Peppers, or capsicum where I am from, are a rich source of vitamins A and C. Feta cheese is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Phosphorus. It can be a little high in sodium so if you are watching your salt, you could substitute chickpeas

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