This aint heavyA lot of my recent content has been quite heavy, dealing with stress and its affects on our psychology and physiology.Heavy is one thing this post isn’t. This light, bright, tasty, Mexican-inspired Al Pastor Salad Bowl is full of plenty of ingredients to bring a smile to your face, and packed with protein, gut and hormone friendly micronutrients.If you don’t do animal products you could substitute the pork & yogurt for Jackfruit and Coconuy Yogurt.If you don’t do hot, leave out the chilli, and if you can’t eat coriander go with flat leaf parsley. Something for everyone!Al Pastor (marinated pork)- 500gm lean pork- 2 garlic cloves, peeled- 1/2 x 227g can pineapple in juice- 1 tsp smoked paprika- 1 tsp dried oregano- 1 tsp cumin powder- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegarMarinate meat for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.Grilled or bake on medium high until cooked, on a lightly oiled pan. Set aside.Salad Bowl- 1/2 a Red cabbage, shredded- 2 cups kale, torn up- 1 ear of corn (charred)- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved- 1 tsp of per serve pepitas- 1/2 a pomegranate’s seeds- 1 avo (quarter per serve sliced)- birds eye chilli or pickled jalapeno to top if you like it hot- Lime wedges- coriander sprigsMix up the first 4 ingredients, and place in a bowl/bowls. Add your pork pieces. Add your dressing (below) and then top with the remaining 6 ingredients.Dressing- 1 clove roast garlic- 1tbsp pepitas- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar- Juice of one lime- 1/4 cup of greek yogurt or coyo- half a cup chopped coriander- 1/2 tsp cummin seed- 1/2 tsp coriander seed- 1/2 salt- pepper to taste- pickled jalapenos if desired, reduce amount of salt added.Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Drizzle over salad and enjoy!Recipe makes 4-5 Serves.All this taste and texture in a big meal for under 400 calories. If you are tracking, based on 4 serves:- Calories 351- Protein 33- Fats 12.4- Carbs 20.4#food #recipes #healthyeating #healthymindhealthybody #goodfood #makingfriendswithsalad #tasty #fresh #macros #mexican #alpastor #nutrition #nutrientdense #macros #micros #hormonehealth #guthealth

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