Eat Your Greens! Light Summer Lunch

imageI usually have a juice or smoothie for lunch, but the shopping order had just been delivered and all this fresh salad was calling to me from the confines of the fridge: ‘Let me out, let me out!’ Well, it was a fine day for once even though the sun was still being a bit lazy, and I decided to let them out to play. It’s simple, light and tasty and may look like rabbit food, but it’s full of nutrients, including protein (even in the romaine lettuce!). I’ll be having this today having finished my 7 day juice challenge.


(All organic except the Tamari which is wheatfree)

1 large Romaine Leaf

on which lay

A Large Handful or 2 of Babyleaf & Rocket Salad Leaves

Sliced Ridge Cucumber

1 Thin Stalk of Celery + Leaves (chopped)

3 or 4 Sugar Snap Peas, sliced lengthways

4 Green Olives, pitted & sliced

Lightly Toasted Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame seeds splashed with Tamari

Clive’s Organic Humous with lemon*

Black Pepper


Arrange to suit your artistic bent – digestion begins with the eyes – and eat at leisure, sitting down at the table. The more relaxed you are, the longer you sit, the more you chew, the more you will digest and absorb. Oh, and switch off the tablet and phone! (Yes, mum!)


Copyright: Chris McGowan

10 thoughts on “Eat Your Greens! Light Summer Lunch

  1. Wow this looks amazing! If I made this (which I probably will at some point soon) it will be gone before I have chance to gaze upon its prettiness! Who has time to sit and stare at their food? My great uncle used to say (in a yorkshire booming voice) “Gerrit on’t plate, and gerrit ett, lass!”


    1. Lol! I don’t mean sit and stare at it, but if something is presented nicely and looks appealing, it stimulates your appetite and your digestive juices, and therefore you will digest it more easily and absorb more nutrients.

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