1/2 tsp. ground ginger (i prefer fresh grated ginger)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (i use grapeseed oil)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1-2 tbsp. onion, finely minced
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced
1/4 cup currants or raisins
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
combine all ingredients; stir gently to mix. chill several hours to allow flavors to blend. this salad makes a tasty accompaniment to plain grilled meats or a wonderful addition to a picnic or buffet table. makes 4-6 servings.
Are you getting enough protein? The official rate for protein for adult women is 1 gram per kilogram (about 0.4 grams per pound) of body weight. If you’re exercising, though, you need more. 1.7-2.2 grams of protein per kg (0.8-1.0 grams per pound) is a good range for an active woman.
Example: if you weigh 59 kg (130 pounds) you need 104 grams to 130 grams of protein a day. Round up to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight to keep it simple: 130 pounds = 130 g of protein per day.
This is how 20 grams of protein look like: - 12 shrimps - 140 g white fish - 140 g Quorn (meat substitute) - 80 g canned tuna - 170 g tofu - 100 g tempeh (soy product similar to tofu) - 80 g seitan (vegetarian meat substitute) - 3 sardines - 105 g salmon - 250 g red kidney beans - 1 scoop whey protein - a full plate of mushrooms - 235 g lentils - 105 g lean beef - 200 g fat free Greek yogurt - 3 eggs - 5 egg whites - 185 g edamame - 180 g cottage cheese - 90 g chicken breast