Sunday, April 13, 2008

My quick and healthy Bean Salad!

Wow, the last 2 weeks have been a blurr! So to be as healthy as possible while I'm running around like a madwoman 24/7, I came up with this: I'm not sure where I got the idea for a bean salad, probably a magazine or blog I read, but it sounded easy and healthy (not to mention cheap!) So I googled some "bean salads" and read through a lot of recipies for ideas. So I bought a can of chickpeas, & kidney beans, then neading veggies and flavor I found a can of diced tomatos with onions and herbs only (40 calories) and bought a cucumber to chop up. When I got home I opened them all up, rinsed them and drained them, ya ya, chopped up the cucumber and found my olive oil and lemon juice, threw it all together in a bowl. To finish it off I tossed in some random spices & herbs, like garlic & onion powders, salt, etc. Only problem is I added salt to canned beans and tomatos, so it was a little too salty. But final result is a really healthy salad! I figured a fourth of the bowl would be about 250 calories, and I probably ate an eighth of the bowl!

“If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing,If you lose your health, you have lost something,But if you lose your character, you have lost everything.” -Woodrow Wilson (very wise! Proves that being healthy means a lot in life, but you can't stress over your health! Double negative people!)

Love, Ash!