Hey guys! How goes it? Thank you so much for your support regarding my job changes and borrowing courage. It means a lot to me to know that you are all in my corner and that we have all been in similar situations before. You guys are awesome. Thanks. Things are slowly getting easier and we're all becoming a bit more comfortable. Time (and some courage) heals all. :)
In an effort to further simplify my life and make sure that I'm eating as healthfully as possible, I came up with this super easy, super delicious salad. I made it on Sunday night and have enough for the whole week (let's hope I don't get sick of it before then), which means that lunch is one less thing I have to worry about.
For this salad, I used:
1 can of drained and rinsed chick peas
3/4 cup of green peas (defrosted)
1 medium orange bell pepper
fresh basil leaves (about five)
fresh chives (to taste)
2 cups of brown rice
Once the rice was cooked and cool, I mixed everything together (I finely diced the bell pepper and chives and tore the basil leaves). I left out the dressing to avoid sogginess, but today, I added some Newman's Own roasted garlic dressing as well as some cashews for extra protein (and deliciousness).
This is such a fresh and easy recipe. I'm sure it would be delicious with feta or goat cheese (or any cheese, really), sunflower seeds, olives, sundried tomatoes... the options are pretty much endless.
Do you guys have any go-to salads? Do you ever make a big batch of food for the week? I don't do it as much as I should but I sense that I'll be coming up with additional cold salads to munch. :)