Here’s another great speedy lunch. Most of us don’t have much time to prepare delicious & nutritious lunches due to hectic schedules. Whether in the office, at home with children or on the go most people would ideally like something satisfying which also gives us a boost of energy and carries us through the afternoon. This lunch bowl is ideal as a packed lunch for work. It’s easily stored in a tubberware container and convenient to pop into your bag . Once the rice is cooked you simply add the other ingredients and mix together.
- 80-100 g brown rice
- 1 small avocado, flesh scooped out and chopped into cubes
- Small handful of rocket
- 4-6 sundried tomatoes chopped
- 4-6 fresh cherry tomatoes chopped
- 1/8 red onion diced
- 1/4 cucumber cut into bite sized pieces
- 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 carton or tin of kidney beans, rinsed well.
Cook the brown rice as instructed. This usually takes 20 minutes.
When cooked add all the other ingredients and mix well. DONE!!!
Here’s the juicy bit. . . .
BPA is an industrial chemical that is found in many products including the lining of tins of canned foods. It is linked to many ailments from heart problems, cancer and ADHD.
It is important to rinse tinned foods like beans prior to cooking to help reduce the amount of this chemical that we ingest . BPA from tins can leach into the food so rinsing the beans helps reduce the amount of this chemical.
It’s best to rinse the beans until all the foam is gone. Then soak the beans in water and rinse again before adding to your dish. It might seem like a lot of extra work but it easily becomes a habit.
I buy tesco organic chickpeas and kidney beans from cartons and try to avoid tins. At 99c they are not too expensive.
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