July 15, 2011

Chickpea Overload

For breakfast this morning I decided to have something different.  Because of the rainy, cold weather we have been having lately, I have been wanting warm breakfasts.  Today, I had oat bran!

In the mix: 1/4 cup oat bran, 1/2 cup water, 1 egg (added in the last 2 minutes).  For toppings I added on some 5 Minute Granola, 1/2 a banana, plain yogurt, cacao nibs, and chia seeds. Chi chi chi chia....do you remember those commercials for Chia pets? that's the song that comes to mind every time I say, write or think about chia seeds. 

Chia seeds are a complete protein, like that found in animal sources, have omega 3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon and cod liver. They also contain a full range of B vitamins and trace amounts of the healthy mineral, boron.  

CUTE...but weird...why did we love these things again?

For lunch today I had a chickpea salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots and cucumber topped off with a basil vinaigrette. Simple, delicious and refreshing, despite the rainy day outside.  I had an apple on the side.

Sorry for the unappetizing picture of my lunch.  I realized I hadn't taken a picture yet when I was almost finished.  Whoops, I guess I was really hungry :) This picture is dedicated to Erin, because I know how much she LOVES that Ally (my co-worker) and I use our staff room as a main setting for our blog!

For dinner tonight I made a delicious Chickpea Stew with homemade dumplings on top. Mmmmm....was it every delicious. Full of delicious veggies, and topped with doughy dumplings, this stew in a crowd pleaser.

Didn't get for a run today, but I have been running a lot lately and it's nice to give your body a well deserved break.  I'll be back at it again tomorrow.



  1. Okay this whole post is great. Especially the part about chia pets. Your the cutest :)