Sunday, March 18, 2012

Easy Lunch Recipes

I've decided to make this a regular blog topic, but am feeling nervous about that decision, as I'm already embarking on the end of my own recipes. Egad! (Translation: give me yours and I'll review them!)

This recipe is newer to me, but already a favorite. I've been really loving chick peas lately, and basically just googled "foods made with chick peas"...and I found this! I modified it by using less oil (the original recipe I found used 2tbsp...I thought that was a bit much), but here it is:

Chick pea salad

80g spinach (or more, if you'd like)- 18 kcal
1 can chick peas- 173
1tbsp extra virgin olive oil- 120 kcal
1.5tbsp lemon juice- 9 kcal
2tsp minced garlic- 10 kcal

total: 330 kcal
this makes a serving for myself and for Mr. Light, usually, which puts it at only 165 kcal! Today I topped it with 5g grated parmesan cheese (20kcal) and paired it with a cup of cheddar soup (at 98 kcal) and a fiber1 bar (140 kcal). Delish!

Please share your easy lunch recipes in the comments, and I'll give them a try!


  1. It really is! I'm so in love with chickpeas right now:)