Lazy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Salad Recipe
Being lazy with making meals and about eating in general is something I realized was sabotaging how I felt on a daily basis. One day during a bi-weekly meeting with my Health Coach, Marissa she said to me “lazy doesn’t run marathons” and something clicked. I spent a lot of time, energy and money on working out but wasn’t putting nearly that same effort into how I was fueling my hard working body.
While my diet wasn’t completely horrible I just wasn’t eating in a way that served me best. My real problem wasn’t necessarily my diet, it was that I was using the word “lazy” to describe my food habits and therefore letting that word or idea take over how I was eating. The words “lazy doesn’t run marathons” stuck with me and I began to change the way I saw myself in the kitchen.
In those following weeks this new view allowed me to naturally change the decisions I made around what I put in my mouth. I’ve been learning to take the time to make meals that satisfy me but also don’t make me feel like I’m spending a lot of time in the kitchen. One of those ways is finding ways to prep “meal bases” at the beginning of the week and by making a plan.
Below is one of my favorite salad bases that I can make on Sunday and enjoy for most of the week in a variety of ways.
- 2 cups quinoa (cooked according to package directions)
- 2 ears of corn (un-cooked, peeled and shaved)
- 1/2 red onion (diced or sliced however you like)
- 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced or sliced however you like)
- 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 lime (juiced)
- sea salt to taste
Combine the cooked quinoa, raw corn, sliced onion, peppers, black beans and cilantro and mix. Then, squeeze the juice of the lime over the top of the ingredients as well as the sea salt. Mix together and it’s ready to eat.
It can be eaten as is, served over raw greens, as a side dish, topped with braised tempeh or a even topped with an organic sunshine burger. I ate variations of this salad for 5 meals in one week, so if you get bored with it invite a friend over to share.