Knowing that I would have to make this fun in order for this new lifestyle to work, I decided to start creating recipes based on the info that I learned at Kripalu and ensuring that my meals were
Tonight, I made a Quinoa Bean Salad that would be great to take to work.
1 can Trader Joe’s Organic Garbanzo Beans
1 can Trader Joe’s Organic Kidney Beans
1 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Quinoa
2 cloves of garlic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One small white onion
Boil up the quinoa; one cup quinoa to 1.5 cups of boiling water.
Rinse the garbanzo and kidney beans. Rinse again!
Dice the two cloves of garlic and five stalks of cilantro. Dice the tomato and onion.
Place kidney beans, garbanzo beans, garlic, cilantro, onion, and tomato into a bowl.
Cool and rinse the quinoa; let sit.
Drizzle olive oil (approx. 3 tablespoons) over the bean salad. Let sit for 30 minutes to absorb flavor.
Add in quinoa. Mix with a wooden spoon.
Add in three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (to taste/preference).
Mix and CHILL. It’s super important to chill because this is a cold salad!
Great to leave in the fridge and bring to work. (Don’t forget a mint!)