Paneer marinated in fresh orange marinade, then baked and tossed in with fresh kale and red cabbage.
So healthy, delicious and filling! 🙂
My lunch that defines me completely. 🙂
Last week, I was driving back home after dropping my daughter to her school and I was hungry. I wanted to eat something healthy, low carb, yet filling. I wanted to refresh myself with some vitamin C like fresh orange juice. I wanted a healthy and hearty lunch and I wanted to eat paneer in some baked form, at the same time I was craving for some fresh salad leaves.
Hmmm. I guess too may cravings at the same time. But this situation is not unusual with me. 🙂
I scanned my refrigerator and found some beautiful oranges and a pack of paneer. Wow! What a relief! A part of me was satisfied immediately with the sight of those two ingredients. I quickly created orange marinade and marinated paneer pieces into it. In the meantime I again looked for some fresh salad leaves.
Yippee! I found red cabbage.
I now realize why I bought the red cabbage from the store? To create a new salad recipe. 🙂 . To my relief I also found baby kale, my favorite greens to add into my salad. Healthy Baked Orange Paneer Salad was in the process and only few minutes were left to satisfy my hungry tummy. 🙂
As soon as the paneer was baked I tossed all the salad ingredients together and then I wondered what was missing. AHA! A nice innovative salad dressing was missing. I saw the left over marinade and did not have a heart to throw away so I added few more ingredients and made orange dressing out of it.
In few minutes healthy and low carb lunch with high fiber and lots of vitamin C and some omega 3 was ready and I was not only satisfied till evening I was also full of energy all day. 🙂