>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I'm loving that you are all enjoying my food diary! I wasn't sure how it'd go, but I'm enjoying it, too. It's one thing to write down the things I eat in a day. And -- confession time -- sometimes in the past when I simply wrote down my intake, I'd LIE to myself. Trust me, it doesn't make sense to me either, but I'd conveniently leave out things like . . . well . . . five cookies. Hahah.
So, the photos are keeping me honest. And in the spirit of honesty, I need to add an 80 calorie serving of bittersweet chocolate chips to yesterday's mix. (I ate them after the post.)
And if you've missed Day 1 and Day 2 of my food diary, feel free to check them out ASAP.
Anyway, lots of you want the garbanzo bean salad recipe. I anticipated this. After all, a good lunch recipe can make your day (just like it did mine). This dish packs around 600 to 650 calories. Sounds like a lot, but when you consider that it keeps you full all day (and who says you need to eat it all in one sitting? I picked at it throughout the day), it's worth trying out.
What you'll need . . .
- 1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
- 2 carrots, scrubbed and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar (I used Xagave, but you could also use honey)
- 1 tablespoon almond milk (or other substitute)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- Pepper (to taste)
Method . . .
- In a medium bowl, toss garbanzo beans, carrots, basil, and coconut flakes.
- In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together the tahini, agave, and almond milk.
- Add sauce to veggies/etc., toss, and season with pepper as desired.
So, whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy this recipe. It's immensely tasty. Incredibly easy. Unique in flavor. And easily adaptable -- try it with other veggies and fruits (raisins would be a nice addition), and let me know all about it! Just leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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