HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so ready to get back to my regular schedule. I have eaten whatever I have wanted and not worked out as much I should have. It is the holiday season, so I'm not going to dwell on it. What's done is done. Time to move on and get back to it. I can absolutely tell I have not been eating well or been working out. I have less energy and just feel kind of blah.
I got the recipe for this salad from a cookbook that I got for Christmas (The Chew) and it is from Daphne Oz. I changed it a little by not adding as much olive oil, but here it is.
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tsp real maple syrup
1 tsp. whole grain mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
Nutritional info: 265 calories, 0.5 g saturated fat, 46.1 g carbs, 5.5 g dietary fiber, 8.3 sugars, and 8.4 g protein.