The first thing about going back to basics is keeping it simple. When creating food and consuming food becomes a passion, it is very easily to start complicating your meal, make terrible food combinations and feeling the consequences later.
Food should be enjoyable, nourishing and appreciated. I definitely wanted to taste the ingredient I was eating so one thing I decided to do was limit my meals to five ingredients; keep it simple, keep it light and keep it tasty.
For my salads, I tried to stick to three ingredients but I found that adding something else like beans or lentils definitely to increase the protein in my meals, but I think it is safe to say that I am addicted to chickpeas now. With that I always pair it with some baked giant sweet potatoes and it’s a match made in heaven. I am certainly just enjoying eating this way and I think I may take a break from complicated meals and just enjoy the simplicity of five ingredients