Freekeh in a SCI diet is ideal, as I explain, and a seriously delicious addition to any household pantry. I give you good quick food recipes for busy people!
Freekeh in a SCI diet – actually it’s good for everyone…
Jolinda Hackett, a vegetarian food expert notes:
- With less than a gram of fat per serving, freekeh is a nearly fat-free food, and it’s vegetarian and vegan, though since it’s wheat, it’s not gluten-free. A serving of freekeh (one-fourth cup, raw) contains a healthy 8 grams of protein, less than 130 calories, and 4 grams of fiber. Freekeh also contains plenty of zinc, and it’s also high in iron.
- The incredibly high fiber content of freekeh is beneficial as keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
- Whole grains such as freekeh are full of essential nutrients such as selenium, potassium and magnesium.
- Freekeh makes an excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegans.
Freekeh in a SCI diet – in any diet !
This easy salad is satisfying and full of favour and goodness, it can accompany any meat of fish.
1 bunch coriander finely chopped
.5 bunch parsley finely chopped
.5 red onion finely diced
1 cup freekeh (or cracked wheat)
2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp baby capers chopped
.5 cup currants
Juice of 1 lemon
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
Sea salt to taste
1 cup thick Greek yoghurt
1 tsp cumin seeds toasted and ground (or regular ground cumin)
1 tbsp honey
Cook freekeh according to packet instructions. I microwave cook mine as I always get perfect results and it only takes 17 mins! Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl mix coriander, parsley, onion, toasted pumpkin seeds, finely chopped capers, currants and cooled freekah.
Mix lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and salt, to taste, in a jar – shake to combine, stir through the salad with grated rind of lemon. Add toasted pine nuts and almonds.
Mix honey, cumin and yogurt together and dollop over the salad.
I smacked some pomegranate seeds over the salad to finish – for a crunch, they’re full of antioxidants too!
Seriously good quick food for busy people! More here …