Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Breakfast of Champions – Salad!
This morning my hubby left the house at 7am. Since I am not a morning person (an understatement I assure you), I made him breakfast and then slowly woke up after he left. By the time I had breakfast at 9:30am I wasn’t in the mood for traditional morning food. Instead I made myself a nice salad. Here is what I had.
Spicy Garbanzo Bean and Veggie Salad
2 tablespoons tofu and pine nut mayo
Sriracha to taste (I used about a teaspoon but I like things very spicy start with less so you don't overdo)
2/3 cup garbanzo beans, cooked without salt
½ cup seedless cucumber, chopped
½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
Approximately ¼ teaspoon dulse granules (for salty taste and iodine)
Mix the mayo and sriracha. Add the garbanzo beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes and toss to coat everything evenly with the flavored mayo. Place on top of the baby spinach and sprinkle with a little dulse for iodine.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 293.38
Calories From Fat (25%) - 72.11
Total Fat - 8.61g
Saturated Fat- 0.78g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 218.45mg
Potassium - 1383.95mg
Total Carbohydrates - 42.03g
Fiber - 12.8g
Sugar - 10.36g
Protein - 16.83g
I thought this made a nice breakfast, but you might prefer it for lunch or dinner. Sriracha gives this a nice bite that I particularly enjoy. The tofu and pine nut mayo worked really well here. With the sriracha, veggies and beans I couldn’t taste any tofu flavor.
This salad is packed with nutrition. It contains approximately 12,000IU of vitamin A, 50mg of vitamin C, 220mg of calcium, 7mg of iron, 450mcg of folate, 600mcg of vitamin K, 335mg of phosphorus, 190mg of magnesium, and 7.5mcg of selenium. I found it interesting that my breakfast contains as much fiber and magnesium as the average American consumes in a day. If you pack your meals with veggies and beans you can’t go wrong.
Today is going to be a little hectic here, in a good way I hope. I will definitely be back later with at least one post, and hopefully more.
I hope you all have a great day!