"To insure good health - eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." - William Londen
"Food" is one of life's dependable pleasures and it can be a wholesome experience, if you're eating the proper food. The main purpose of this Fit 'n' Fine meal series is to introduce such recipes which are rich in good carbohydrates and fats, nutrient-dense whole foods, lean sources of protein and plenty of fiber which both are tasty and also satiate our hunger. These are a wide variety of salads, interesting soups and other less calorie-right carb recipes one can easily incorporate in their day-to-day cooking.
Here is my recipe - Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad with Lemon dressing.
1. Chick Peas - 1 can
2. Chopped Cucumber, Onion, Celery, Coriander, Tomatoes, Lettuce - can also include Peppers, Romaine, Broccoli, Carrots and other veggies.
3. Salt - to taste
1. Olive Oil
2. Lemon - 1
3. Garlic - 2 cloves
4. Black Pepper - 1/2 tbsp
To make salad: Drain and wash the chick peas and layer them in a salad bowl. Then add all the veggies and salt. Mix well.
To make the dressing: Mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad. This can also be substituted with any kind of ready-made dressing available in the market. Also, I garnished the salad with few nuts to make it more exciting....:D
Nutrition at a glance:
Per Serving(approx): 500 calories, 20g of Protein, 25g of Carb, 38g of Fats and 6g of Fiber.
This is my entry for WYF-Diet Food Event hosted by our dear Hima.