I always prepare my lunch box at home and take it with me to work. I usually try to prepare in advance for two days. That’s how I can save my time and still have fresh food. I’m not a big fan of preparing food for a whole week, because I don’t feel that food stays enough fresh. The same meal for two days in a row for me is the best option. Sometimes it could be difficult to figure out what you want to eat and not eat the same thing all the time, but my go to lunch often is various salads. I change ingredients and dressing every time, so that I don’t get bored, because eating healthy should be fun and tasty, right?
Today I am sharing the chickpea salad recipe that could be also prepared for a dinner. Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, and they fill your belly very well. My favourite seasoning for chickpeas is cumin. I just love it! Plus, a little bit of red onion to give some freshness to the salad, some feta, broccoli and you have yourself super food.
Whenever I prepare myself a healthy lunch box, I look so much forward to having my lunch break, enjoying good food and knowing that I nourish my body as much as I can, and in the tastiest way. What about you? Do you prepare your lunch at home or you prefer to eat out? I would love to know!
CHICKPEA SALAD BOWL from Olive magazine
Chickpeas 400g tin
Red onion 1/2 small, finely sliced
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, toasted
Ground cumin 1/2 tsp
Red wine vinegar 1 tbsp
Broccoli 150g, chopped and blanched
Roasted red pepper 2 large from a jar, chopped
Feta 100g, crumbled
Flat-leaf parsley 1/2 a small bunch, chopped
– Drain the chickpeas and heat them in the pan with some olive oil and ground cumin.
– Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and toss with the onion, cumin seeds, 2 tbsp olive oil, and vinegar. Add the broccoli and peppers, season with salt and pepper and toss. Divide between bowls then scatter over the feta and parsley. Enjoy your healthy and nutritious lunch!