Green Goodness with Protein

In a recent story I wrote for Martha Stewart, “The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet” There are individuals who shift towards this eating lifestyle for health reasons, and others are drawn to it because it’s less restrictive than veganism or vegetarianism. While the diet is centered around plants, small amounts of seafood, meat, and other animal products are allowed.

This recipe is the perfect gluten-free and vegetarian meal on The 1:1:1 Diet. Hard boiled eggs are a good source of protein, and the best part, you can make them in advance. Avocado is a healthy fat that is good for your brain, mood, and memory. In this dish, green peas are your carbphdrate. Green Peas are also a double-doer on The 1:1:1 Diet. You can choose to enjoy them as a protein or a carbhydrate in any dish.

Spinach and broccoli are the perfect addition to this lean and green recipe! Don’t forget, dressings are FREE on Traditional 1:1:1. Top this with your favorite vinaigrette or indulge with a creamy ranch dressing.



  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • ¼ of a medium avocado -sliced or cubed
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup of steamed broccoli chopped
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to Taste
  • 1 tbsp. of your preferred salad dressing

How To:  So simple! The baby spinach is your base. Top with each ingredient. Dress your salad and enjoy!