Happy Tuesday, Lovebugs! My Yoga Challenge is going Swimmingly...Although I am still not 100% back to health after my cold. I still feel sort of draggy...and coughy....and just bleh...but! Yoga and healthful foods are certainly helping.
Yesterday I tried this almond honey butter from Hopkins AG. It was delish on top of my oatmeal. I bought this at the Del Mar Farmer's market last Saturday. I also bought some cinnamon sugar almonds and lime and sea salt almonds. To die for!
Today I was wondering what to make for lunch. I had a huge pomegranate to use, about a cup of shelled edamame, and about 2 cups of leftover millet. I also had a big punch of parsley. I thought to make a spin on Tabbouleh! Boy, am I glad I did. This was exploding with flavor and has all the nutrients you need for a healthy lunch!
Tabbouleh is such a versatile dish. Traditionally made with bulgar, parsley, green onions, tomatoes, lemon, salt and pepper, and olive oil...I often add in goat cheese, or feta, or garbanzo beans. Pinenuts are a wonderful addition...as really any nuts are great. I also have used cous cous instead of barley which is very quick and tasty. You could also try using another herb or green. I bet finely chopped arugula would be awesome rather than the parsley. And really, you can use any grain you want. Just make sure your grain is mainly cooled, and that your ratio of grain to green is 2:1. See my recipe below.
Pomegranate / Edamame / Millet Tabbouleh
Makes 3 large portions (Nutrition facts are based on 3 huge portions below)
2 cups cooked and cooled millet
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup edamame
1 cup extremely finely chopped flat leaf parsley
juice of 3 lemons (or to taste...I LOVE lemon, so I use a lot)
3-4 TBSP Olive Oil
1 tsp pink himilayan sea salt (or any salt you prefer)
lots of freshly ground black pepper
That's it! I am sure this will be better after sitting for a day, but right now it tastes absolutely delicious. It has protien, fiber, tons of antioxidants...and healthy carbs from the grains that will boost your day. Seriously, I can't believe how tasty this is! See nutritional information below.
Have a great Tuesday!
***(Updated Nutritional Information. I thought the earlier calorie amount was high...I think it was calculating based on dried millet rather than cooked Millet. This looks a bit better.)
| 3 Servings|
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||16.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.4 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||10.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||36.8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2.6 g|
|Vitamin A||42.7 %|
|Vitamin B-12||0.0 %|
|Vitamin B-6||9.2 %|
|Vitamin C||79.7 %|
|Vitamin D||0.0 %|
|Vitamin E||13.2 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||7.9 %|