Dates, Chickpeas & Lovage

Breakfast_textWhen I made curry for lunch yesterday, I actually made a double batch so that I would have some for today. It was so good I couldn’t wait to eat more of it, so that’s breakfast! The difference this morning is that I have barely any of the peppers and zucchini left – there was just one sad little piece of each. So I’ve decided to add loads of garbanzo beans and some more peas, because I love them so much. And that means I’ve managed to knock out my entire day’s worth of beans in one go! Wow!

  • chickpea-315508_6401 serving of curry minus the zucchini & bell pepper (click for curry ingredients & instructions)
  • 3/4 c. garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 c. peas

Checklist items: 4 beans!, 1 greens, spices, 1 whole grains (7 out of 18 servings)


lunch_textI need something nice and light after that mega breakfast, so I’m going for a very fruity lunch. Each week I make a huge fruit salad to eat whenever I want.

  • dates-1067265_6402 c. fruit salad (described below)
  • with 1/2 c. strawberries added
  • 1/4 c. dates

Here’s a list of what I put in my fruit salad this week:

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 4 kiwis
  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 2 passion fruit

Checklist items: berries, 3 other fruit (4 out of 18 servings)


dinner_textI eat loads of salads. I’m a huge fan of chopped salads, with tons of different veggies and herbs. I often add beans to them, too, but not today! The trick is the salad dressing. I’ve managed to find some truly tasty oil-free dressings. My favorite one is called Chef AJ’s House Dressing, and it’s one of the best I’ve ever had, so I put it here for easy reference. Save the page if you love it, too!

  • lovage-1404183_6401 c. lettuce mix
  • 1/4 c. purple radish sprouts
  • 1/2 c. corn
  • 1/2 c. cucumber
  • 1/2 c. bell pepper
  • 1/4 c. tomato
  • 1/2 an onion & 1 clove garlic (1/4 c. total)
  • 1/4 c. toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 T. ground flaxseed
  • parsley
  • coriander
  • lovage (a.k.a. maggi)
  • 1/2 c. cooked quinoa

I don’t have to tell you how to make a salad, do I?

Checklist items: cruciferous, 1 greens, 3 other vegetables, flaxseed, nuts, spices, 2 whole grains (9 out of 18 servings)


Taking account of the day:

20 servings in total.

We got at least the minimum recommended servings of everything.

In addition, we had 1 extra serving each of beansother vegetables, and spices.

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