Whats for Lunch? Avo Salad with Sprouts

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Have an avocado salad on us. Eating healthy is actually really easy. We don’t want to pummel you over the head with healthy recipes and a constant call to arms to change your diets to a more whole food plant based diet (though you should, now). But once or twice a week we want to show you just how easy it is to have a healthy fulfilling meal, anywhere at any time. What’s for lunch today?

Avocado, Alfalfa sprouts, tomato, olive oil, and sea salt.

No fancy name, no fancy ingredients, no complicated preparation. Try this for lunch today and you will feel energized and refreshed. And of course, it’s delicious!

1/2 – 1 sliced avocado
1/2 – 1 quartered tomato
handful of alfalfa sprouts
olive oil
Real Salt sea salt

Add a big handful of sprouts to a bowl. We grow our own using these amazing Handy Pantry Sprout Jars. Get one jar to try, or if you have a lot of mouths to feed, we definitely recommend getting the kit. Try this one. After adding the sprouts, top with the avocado and tomato, drizzle with olive oil, and add a dash of Real Salt. Enjoy!

Avocados have more potassium than a banana, that’s a lot. Avos are one of the high protein fruits and vegetables with a whopping 2.9 grams per one cup, sliced. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids (good fat) and are great for your skin and damaged hair. That’s just the beginning. Eat avocados!

Please let us know what you think, or send us some suggestions for quick and easy healthy meals. We are always looking for inspiration and may even share your recipe.




Avouna Carpaccio

Imagine the best tasting thing on the planet, and look no further. Our friends Kev & Beck and their two adorable children Raleigh and Georgia (“G”) came to dinner last week. It was the first time in Beacon that we have been able to find a liked-minded group of eaters / drinkers / parents. Or maybe it is just the first time that we have actually had a chance to have a meal with someone other than our families! Either way, they are the best and brought the best food to our table.

On the menu was a Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh and this delicious Avouna Carpaccio.

It was made from the following, all tossed together:

  • 2 Avocados diced
  • 5 plums diced
  • Dressed with: Lemon, Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar & Salt

It resembles tuna carpaccio and is so tasty!

Collard Wraps

One of our all time summer favorites, we love embracing the local produce and offering ourselves a little treat of a healthy veggies wrapped up.

Note: We always keep our fresh collard stems in water until we are ready to eat.

First we prepare the Sunflower Cheese Paste and set it aside. Use the below ingredients and Vitamix all together:

  • Sunflowers
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt
  • Lemon

Next you simply cut up anything and everything you might want to have inside. We like to mix it up and if we are in a rush we typically just do mushrooms, spring onions, tomatoes and avocado. Above are a number of different kinds of varieties we can or do include on special occasions.

Then we pull out our freshly washed and well hydrated collards, cut the stems off the base and spread the Sunflower Cheese Paste, maybe a teaspoon or so.

Finally you add in the ingredients you want and then roll it up! We sometimes tie with lemongrass, but it is fine on its own too. These last for 3 days in the fridge, but are best the first day!