Lunch. It was a lot simpler before – if I had time I would throw together a quick salad of lettuce, meat and cheese. But I am trying to lose weight and also not eating meat for Lent so the majority of my salad just went down the drain.
And besides, I need more vitamins than I am getting. Lunch today is a simple salad of romaine hearts (2 cups), one small ripe tomato, one small carrot and about 1/3 cup of garbanzo beans. That will be served with a sesame soy dressing, 1/3 cup of blueberries and half of an organic dark chocolate bar. It looks like a lot but all in all, it’s about 330 calories. Not bad.
From The 15-Minute Vegetarian Gourmet
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp minced ginger root
- 2 tsp sesame seed
- 3 tsp sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or dressing craft, whisking or shaking until well combined.
- This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container.
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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.