Anyone who doesn’t think food is drug needs to listen up! Food is the most powerful drug you have access to every day. It can be used for good or bad and it’s definitely addictive for some! I personally LOVE food. I love to eat, to try new foods, to cook and to enjoy. Lately I’ve been spending a lot more time trying to get the most “bang” for my buck. I get about 5 chances a day to eat and within those 5 chances, I am trying to get all my Canada food Guide servings, eat a rainbow, hit the major vitamins and minerals, and of course, satisfy some cravings here and there.
Going forward I will offer up some of the best, most power recipes I come across and think are worth sharing. This one today is truly the definition of super food. In five minutes of prep (and about an hour of chillin’ in the fridge) you can hit 100% of your RDA for folate, 100% of your Vitamin C, and a host of benefits in terms of fibre, amino acids, lipase activity…need I go on ? Essentially this is a fabulous dish for flavour, fullness, and every nutritional quality going. Enjoy!
Chickpea and sprouted beans
1 Can Chickpeas Rinsed
1 whole Red Pepper, washed and diced
1 small bunch of cilantro , chopped
1 small bunch of flat leaf parsely, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
dash of sea salt
ground pepper to taste
combine and let sit 1 hour + in the fridge. A one cup serving is approximatley 200 calories.
Before serving, sprinkle/mix in a small handful of sprouted beans (buy them in the produce section of your grocery store…they look like beans with long stringy tails)