Here is the most ignored secret to staying healthy: eat more veg.
Whether it is large populations studies or scientific trials, research suggest that those with more vegetables in their diets fare better in terms of health.
Now that the secret is out, lets work on some ways to get more vegetables into your diet.
One of the tastiest and most versatile ways to prep fresh veg is to turn it into a slaw.
In a nutshell, grate the veg and combine it with a delicious sauce. (If you are chef and you are reading this then I'm a little bit sorry).
So without further ado, I bring to you a nutritious lunch recipe of a lean and tasty turkey burger and a fresh, crunchy slaw.
Carrot & kohlrabi slaw
3x small carrots
1x small kohlrabi (this is in season right now so ask your local veg shop)
2 spring onions
For the dressing:
1.5 tbsp each of soy sauce & water
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp of honey
2 tsp of peanut butter
Grate the carrot and kohlrabi, chop the spring onion and combine.
Stir together the sauce ingredients until smooth.
Pour the sauce over the veg and combine well.
Lean and tasty turkey burgers
This recipe makes 3 burgers so divide or multiply the recipe as required.
250g free range turkey breast mince
1 tomato, finely chopped
1tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
salt and pepper
rapeseed oil to fry
Burger buns of your choice and some extra salad to garnish
Put the cumin seeds and coriander in a dry pan over a medium heat and toast for 30 seconds until fragrant. Allow to cool.
In a bowl, combine the turkey mince, finely chopped tomato and toasted spices with some salt and pepper. Mix well.
Shape the mixture into 3 burgers.
Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the burgers for 5 minutes, flip over, press down and fry for a further 5 minutes, making sure that the burgers are thoroughly cooked.
Assemble your burgers and serve with a side of carrot & kohlrabi slaw for a nutritious lunch or dinner.