Do you consider yourself a morning person? Do you love to get up at the crack of dawn, take in all the beauty of a quiet house, putter around drinking your coffee and reading the newspaper?
Or are you more the, “DON’T TALK TO ME UNTIL I’VE HAD MY COFFEE” type?
Sure, on the weekends, when everyone else sleeps in, I like to get up early. Slowly sip my coffee. Maybe even do some baking before the house gets busy. But during the week, when I have to get up, I follow into the second camp.
One of my mom’s little nuggets of wisdom: Find ways to make your life easier.
Sign me up.
With a little preparation, you can skip those stressful mornings and have 3 days of healthy lunches ready to go.
One-Bowl Chickpea and Apple Salad
adapted from WholeFoods
1 can chickpeas
2 stalks celery
2 TB red onion
2 TB chopped fresh cilantro
1 TB dill
3 TB lemon juice
- Drain and rinse chickpeas. Put half in food processor (I used a magic bullet) and pulse until you get a paste. Set aside in a mixing bowl. Put the other half in and pulse LIGHTLY so the chickpeas are still mostly whole. Add to the mixing bowl.
- Chop apples and celery, add to mixing bowl. Chop red onion and cilantro, add to bowl. Add dill and lemon juice. Give it a good stir.
Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side, and keeps well in fridge for a few days. I got three lunches out of it. Feel free to substitute veggies with whatever is in your fridge, but I wouldn’t take out the apples. It gives a nice sweetness and crunch that pairs well with the chickpeas.