I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations. I ate many foods that I typically avoid. When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy. “You are what you eat” came to mind. I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt. I knew that it was time to end my unhealthy indulging.
I crawled out of bed, went to the kitchen, and made a yummy energy juice. Next, I began the fun task of cleaning up from the holiday chaos that had taken over our home. I had lost track of time while cleaning, the kids began to get cranky. I realized (from their behavior) that lunchtime was quickly approaching. I headed to the kitchen excited to create a (hopefully yummy) garbanzo bean (chick pea) salad. I originally saw this recipe listed in a 4 day post holiday cleanse over at The Organic Beauty.
I tweaked the recipe a bit and made a larger batch because I enjoy having a few lunches, dinners, or snacks prepared for the upcoming week. I was not disappointed, this garbanzo bean salad is super easy to make and it is delicious!
Here is what you need:
2 carrots diced, 3 stalks of celery diced, 1/2 red onion diced, 30 ounces garbanzo beans (chick peas), 1 red bell pepper diced, one bunch of scallions sliced thin, about 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, sea salt and pepper to taste. *I use organic ingredients
Here is what you do:
Place the diced vegetables and rinsed garbanzo beans in a bowl.
Toss with olive oil and rice vinegar. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
And save the rest for later!
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