Thursday, October 28, 2010

dietary fiber kind of day

another food/picture dump. i'm doing really well this week in terms of updating. maybe it's b/c i'm doing so well in finally preparing meals. this has become my go to lunch pretty much everyday this week. i can pretty much top the salad with whatever i'm in the mood for. this one has the mixed spring lettuce, tuna, chickpeas, yellow and red peppers, slice carrots and of course topped with salsa (not pictured, but i'm loving the safeway select hot southwest salsa)
going a bit out of order, i made a pumpkin chickpea curry for breakfast before going on a run. i wasn't sure how it would turn out but i figured it wouldn't hurt to try.
chickpeas/garbanzo beans are a good source source of protein, dietary fiber, manganese, and copper. it's also low in saturated fat. go chickpeas!

Pumpkin Chickpea curry (serves about 1) this is all very estimated
1/4- 1/2 cup diced onion
olive oil
some water
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp curry powder (or however you like)
3/4 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup rice

Saute the onions in a small pot with the olive oil until they are nice and limp. Add some water (I think in total I added about 1/2 cup?) to make sure it kind of has a watery mix. Add the curry powder then canned pumpkin. Add the chickpeas and simmer on low for 5-10 minutes (you want to get the curry powder and pumpkin flavor into the chickpeas). Once it's all simmered, add the rice and mix it all up. Eat!

pumpkin is highly nutritious- it's a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A (beta carotene!), vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, copper and manganese.

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