This is an ancient power food and/or “super grain”. It’s a great source of protein and it is a healthy gluten-free carbohydrate, so it will give you energy.
Tomatoes are great for your skin in particular because they contain a lot of vitamin C and they are packed with powerful antioxidants to help keep your body healthy. They also contain a lot of vitamin A and K which are also good for your eyes and hair. I sometimes just slice up a tomato if I want something healthy to snack on.
A really healthy fat containing a lot of vitamin E, which is great for your skin and hair.
I love the crunchiness of celery, especially combined with softer foods like avocado and tomato. Celery is great for reducing inflammation and water weight in the body. It also has a lot of antioxidants and is rich in fiber.
And you can of course add chicken or turkey breast for extra protein and/or any other veggie you’d like, such as cucumber, bell peppers, sweet potato etc.
Preparation: Cook quinoa in chicken stock (organic, low sodium, as natural as possible) or water, for about 15-20 mins. Slice up tomato, avocado, celery (or any other veggie), and add to the cooked quinoa, et voila 🙂
I always make a little extra to keep for the next couple of days. This requires minimal effort 🙂 so it’s a super easy dish to whip together if you want something healthy to eat or just to snack on.