I am not a vegetarian, but I do like to eat meatless on occasion. I have added meat to my diet because I feel like it helps me feel full for a longer period of time, that and I love fish! After my lunch today I might just have to reconsider!
I did my morning circuit workout and really struggled with it. Maybe my oatmeal was not quite enough to get me through it. After my workout I had a small snack (Dried blueberries and unsalted dry roast peanuts, yum!) and worked on creating my lunch.
I had some chickpeas, spinach, and some red onions that I needed to use up. I flipped through my latest edition of Better Homes and Gardens and made a recipe inspired by their Baby Spinach, Couscous, and Bulgur Platter. I left out the couscous because I did not have it but the rest was very similar.
I used the following:
- Cooked bulgur (with a little salt, I love red Hawaiian!, and cumin)
- Baby spinach
- Diced red onion
- Small diced red apple (tossed with juice of half a lemon, we want it pretty!)
- Yogurt-mint salad dressing (some red wine vinaigrette I made mixed with greek yogurt, dried mint, and a little water to get it to the right consistency)
I mixed the chickpeas with the bulgur and put it in the fridge to cool until I was ready.
You can see in the picture above (you can also see my homade Kombucha Tea in the background!), in order I layered on the following: Spinach, dressing, bulgur/chickpea mix, apple, and onion.
It was so simple, but very delicious! And filling! I some left over for tomorrow and I think I may add some feta on top.
So as I said before, I may have to re-think my ideas on going meatless!
Do you go meatless often?