We’ve shrugged off the slouching of darker days and as things get brighter, it’s our time to, well, spring.
The sunlight sparks our serotonin and that extra bit of activity that April inspires you to do, doses your muscles and your brain with endorphins and endocannabinoids.
It’s a great recipe for happiness.
At LEON we believe you can eat yourself happy too.
Particularly if you can easily eat what you crave and crucially, if what you’re eating tastes good.
So we have been in the kitchen, creating dishes that are full of flavour, give real free-from choice and star seasonal ingredients.
Food that will liven up your taste buds and that will make you feel good afterwards too.
We’ve smashed our perfectly ripe avocados to go in our breakfast Avocado & Halloumi Muffin, so you can get the good fats you need when you rise and dine.
HOW HAPPY: Avocado deliver folate that feeds your brain, tryptophan perks up your mood and vitamin B6 that helps relieve stress.
We’ve created a protein-plenty Hey Pesto Chicken Salad of shredded chicken, Greek-style cheese and our own-made pesto of fresh basil, tomato and parmesan, to help you feel power-full.
HOW HAPPY: This salad has quinoa, a good gluten-free carb – yes there are quite a few of them out there that won’t make your blood sugar (and mood) crash, as it is slow burning.
We’ve made gluten-free protein rich Smoked Salmon & Egg Salad using sugar-free cured, hand-reared Scottish smoked salmon from the oldest independent salmon farm of the highlands.
HOW HAPPY: Eggs are precious, they feed your energy system giving you a perfect balance of essential amino acids and healthy fats to help you stay on top of your game (for all that activity you’re now doing).
We’ve invented The Mack Wrap. Smoked mackerel, shredded slaw, spiralised vegetables, tarragon mayo and freshly chopped mint, to feed your brain with goodness.
HOW HAPPY: Mackerel is an oily fish, delivering vital omega 3 fatty acids that helps keep the brain stay sharp and
We’ve knocked up a Sunshine Salad Pot of fresh, spinach, mushroom, sweet potato, carrot, daikon and shredded cabbage in a sesame & tamari dressing, for you to make sure you’re living life on the veg.
HOW HAPPY: Spinach is a highly-decorated leaf, in the nutrition stakes. Like avocado it has depression fighting folate and anxiety easing magnesium, along with more B vitamins that you thought possible in a lithe leaf.
And we’ve brought back our seasonal Lamb & Rhubarb Khoresh, a Middle Eastern stew of British lamb shoulder, springtime rhubarb, chickpeas, spinach and freshly chopped detoxing coriander.
HOW HAPPY: It’s seasonal warming goodness, to keep the spring in your step even when the April showers hit.
They put us in a good mood, and we think they will do the same for you. Enjoy.
The LEON Family x