Food plays an important role in our daily life. A dish with raw or cooked vegetables with salt and other ingredients is called salad. The intake of food also depends on each one's lifestyle.An Indian meal always comprises of a salad. Salad is a good way to start a meal. When a salad is taken in more quantities the appetite for carbohydrates automatically reduces thus keeping the body fit and healthy. A salad should be both tastier and rich in fibre ,protien and vitamins. This recipe is protein rich as it has soya and chick peas. You can add cottage cheese(paneer) also for kids which makes it more tastier and high protein dish.This salad can be given to kids as it is very nutritious.As it has italian seasoning kids love to have it. Chick Peas and soya bean are a good source protein.A healthy vegetarian salad can be prepared with a combination of vegetables along with chick peas, soya bean and groundnuts. It is best suited for parties,get-togethers , potluck etc. Here is a salad which is mouthwatering,protein rich and colourful.

People with diabetes can snack on it either for their mid meal or as an evening snack. It is the best health snack.Food eaten with a salad has lot of advantages. It helps in bowel movement.
It helps us in staying fit and healthy. The first step to be taken to reduce carbohydrates is to include soups and salads in our daily meal. This kind of salad is best suited along with lunch and during day time.

The advantage of making this salad is that it is easy in packing, as it contains no salad dressing or mayonnaise.Its a good idea to pack this snack for children for their schools.It is very tasty and more colourful which makes it attractive.Now let's see how to make it.

The ingredients that are required are:

1. Boiled Chick peas - 1 cup
2. Boiled Soya bean - 1 cup
3. Boiled Groundnuts - 1/2 cup
4. Capsicum (Bell Pepper) 1 Green, 1 Red and 1 Yellow
5. Tomato(medium)-2
6. Onion (medium)- 2
7. Cucumber -1
8. Lime juice - 2tsp
9. Italian Seasoning Powder
10. Salt to taste

Method of preparation
Soak the chick peas,soya beans and groundnuts in water overnight or atleast for 6-8 hrs.
Then boil them by adding a little salt. Strain the water and allow to cool. When it is cool add the finely chopped vegetables. Mix well. Add lime juice and italian seasoning powder. Mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Your salad is ready!!
Enjoy healthy eating!!

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