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Poolside salad recipe

Summer is flying by and the Summer Wellness Club is in full swing! I am so proud of everyone who has made a commitment to improve their health and wellness this summer! 

As we move farther into summer I encourage you to remember the way you want to FEEL this summer, and what that looks like for you! One of the ways we can achieve our goals and feel how we want to feel is through healthy eating! This super simple salad recipe is jam-packed with nutrients and beautiful veggies!

The best part? It can sit in your fridge for up to a week! Making this perfect for poolside picnics, on the run lunches, or any summer activity you have planned! 
Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

I got this recipe from my friend Meredith who swears by this super simple and healthy salad! One of the benefits of using quinoa is that it’s high in protein and is also gluten-free! 

Ingredients:
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 red, yellow, or orange pepper (finely chopped)
1 small purple onion (finely chopped)
6 green onions – white and light green parts only (thinly sliced) 
1/2 cup cilantro  (chopped)
3 cups cooked quinoa Here’s how to cook quinoa if you haven’t before! 
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce 
Salt to taste

Preparation:
1. Cook quinoa 

2. Chop and dice veggies. Mix with cooled quinoa. Add rinsed/drained beans.

3. Mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, and soy sauce and pour over quinoa/veggie mixture. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Chill and serve. You can eat this dish warm or cooled!  

5. Enjoy!

Here’s a link to The Summer Wellness Club’s monthly meal plan just for YOU! Enjoy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! 
With you in body, soul, and mind, 
Shanna 
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