Carrot salad: 10-minute meal

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Who says you need meat for muscle-building protein? This vegetarian salad contains feta cheese and cannellini beans, both of which offer a decent serving of protein, making it a perfect lunch or post-gym snack – particularly since it’s quick and easy to make.


50g carrots, sliced / ½ red onion, sliced / 80g green beans / 80g feta / ½ can cannellini beans / 1tbsp olive oil / 1tbsp lemon juice / 1tbsp chives

To make

  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and blanch the carrots and green beans for two to three minutes.
  • Cut the feta into cubes and drain the cannellini beans.
  • Mix the salad ingredients and dress with the olive oil, lemon juice and chives.

Ingredient breakdown

is a great source of muscle-building protein and bone-strengthening calcium.

has betacarotene, which the body turns into vitamin A to strengthen the immune system.

Red onion 
is a source of chromium, a mineral that helps to control the body’s insulin response, preventing hunger cravings.

Green beans contain the mineral silicon, which is essential for keeping bone and connective tissue healthy.

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