Monday, April 23, 2012

A pretty Monday lunch: vanilla carrot mousse and shredded chicken soy tacos

Just because you're eating your lunch alone at home, it doesn't mean you shouldn't do your best to make it look beautiful! Today, I am having a vanilla-carrot mousse with celery and crushed walnuts (175 calories) and shredded chicken "tacos" on soy wrappers, with roasted corn and avocado (220 calories).

Nutritional stats for both dishes: 395 calories, 44 g carbs, 23 g protein, 13 g fat, 12 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 261 mg sodium.


  1. If it's not a big secret: How do you make that mousse? I tried to google, but found nothing that looked so delicious as your image :-)

  2. It's pretty easy! Use these ingredients: 1 cup shredded carrots, about 25 g chopped shallots, 1/2 tbsp ginger, 1/2 cup chicken or veggie broth, 1-2 tpsp vanilla extract. Put everything except the vanilla extract in a pot, boil on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Add vanilla extract, season with salt, pepper and dried thyme. Put in blender and mix to a smooth puree/cream. Garnish with parsley and chopped walnuts. ;)