I am doing a wellness challenge right now.  The goal for me is to create more consciousness around the way I eat and to get me exercising more.  I probably exercise more than the average person right now but that really isn’t saying much as most people are not getting 20 minutes a day, so having a routine and an accountability buddy really helps.  I think I normally do quite well with my eating too but I am pretty sure that I enjoy too much wine and I like to make delicious, somewhat time consuming to prepare dinners.  That that means that if I didn’t get a good work out in during the earlier part of the day, there is no way I am going to do it after a dinner that I serve usually around 8pm.  So, I have switched my schedule around so that instead of having my dinner, I have it for lunch and it is not nearly as elaborate.  The good news is that I have a light shake for dinner which takes me about 5 mins in total to make, drink and clean up and I have the time and energy to still do a workout.  Today the cupboards were pretty bare but I managed to make this really simple and tasty soup for lunch, it barely took any time at all.  Here is the recipe:

Soak chickpeas over night.
Rinse and drain
Boil until cooked and tender.
In food processor or vitamix, blend 6-8 cloves of garlic and 1.5 inches of ginger
Add beans, water and a cube of vegetable boullion. Blend until it is the right consistency, add more water if you need.
Add sea salt, cayenne and pepper to taste.
Reheat if necessary on stove and add in 1/4 cup of chopped green onions and serve.

This was a tasty, quick, low calorie, healthy lunch.  You can always add things to a soup like this such as perhaps blending in some carrots or maybe a potato.   I made mine in a vitamix and it made at least 3 servings.  If you want to join me in my wellness challenge, please let me know.  There are hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and it doesn’t cost anything to join. www.isabodychallenge.com

 

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