Joanna BROWN

Joanna BROWN

Rejoice Nutrition Wellness

Sprouted Curry Lunch Pockets

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Finding new creative lunch ideas can sometimes feel overwhelming and a leafy green salad sometimes does not nourish us in the way we need. Quinoa and lentils together provide a perfect mix of protein, fiber, minerals, and amino acids that make this lunch nourishing without being heavy on the digestive system.

This dish is easy to prepare and will keep well in the fridge all week making this a great lunch to prepare on Sunday for the busy week ahead. Having food prepared ahead of time helps to set you up for success, reduces the need to eat out and consume unwanted calories or sugars, and saves money. I am a big supporter of meal prep and believer it supports healthy eating even when our lives are very busy.

The bold spices not only are delicious and create a warming experience in the body but they also provide health benefits. Ingredients in curry often include asafoetida, allspice, anise, cardamom and black pepper which can support digestion issues such as indigestion, constipation, and stomachaches. Curry also contains curcumin, which has been studied to support your body’s immune system thanks to vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6, and its ability to aid in fighting free-radical damage.

When I am creating recipes I like to examine all the ingredients and ensure that everything I add will serve my health and wellness in some way. When you swap out your store bought lunch for these simple whole foods pockets you are supplying your body with the raw materials it can use to support overall health and wellness. Food is truly amazing and one of the simplest things we can do for our body every day.

 

Happy Lunching! XO Jo

Sprouted Curry Lunch Pockets

The warming spices with the cooling grapes and crisp kale make this a delicious lunch. It is quick and easy to prepare and a great meal prep items for the week's lunches. With only 241 calories, 5g of fiber, and 11 grams of plant-based protein this lunch pocket will sustain you throughout the workday.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1/2 cup sprouted lentils or chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup purple grapes, cut in half
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 4 curly kale leaves, stems removed
  • 2 large sprouted grain pita pockets, cut in half

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp avocado or cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch fine sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine, lentils, quinoa, seeds, grapes, & celery and gently mix.
  • Place dressing ingredients into a sealed jar, shake well and pour over the salad. Gentle mix until everything is well combined.
  • Line inside pockets with i kale leaf torn, and scoop in the salad mixture diving equally amoung the 4 pockets.

Notes

If you want to meal prep these for the week. Simply keep the dressed salad in an air-tight glass container in the fridge. It will keep well for 5 days. Scoop the contents into the pocket and add the kale the day of for lunch.

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