My new go to cold lunch

This week has been crazy busy. Not enough time to cook my usual weekly meal. I did realize that I had not shared my new cold lunch. I love having a go to recipe that I can make quickly and ahead of time when I need to take my meal on the go. I don’t eat fast food, because I end of eating more sodium and calories than I want. This meal can be packed in a cooler or stored in a fridge until you are ready to eat it. It’s also great for hot days, when having a hot meal just doesn’t work. This meal is based off of the Shawarma Chickpea Bowls from My Fitness Pal. I found the calories too high and when I made them to fit my calorie profile, they were not filling. So I made some changes that made this more of a coleslaw because you can add cabbage to bulk out a recipe without adding a bunch of calories. I also swapped out the chickpeas for TVP to increase the protein. I’ve been eating this every week and I love it. Here are the stats:

Here is the recipe:

Shawarma Coleslaw Bowl

Serves 1

  • 1/4 cup, Textured Vegetable Protein (High Protein)
  • 0.50 tsp, Ground Cumin
  • 0.50 tsp, Garlic powder
  • 0.50 tsp, Smoked Paprika
  • 0.25 tsp(s), Spices, turmeric, ground
  • 1 tablespoon, Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 tsp., Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp, ground, Black pepper
  • 1 cup slices (52g), English Cucumber, Unpeeled, Raw
  • 1/4 cup, Coconut Plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 medium, Avocado
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 100 g, Cabbage Green Raw, chopped

Place the textured vegetable protein in a microwave safe bowl and just cover with water.  Microwave on high for one minute.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Mash the avocado into the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to eat.

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