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Chick Pea Breakfast Bowl

Great for breakfast, lunch or as a side dish at dinner.

In a container with a lid, place all the ingredients and shake to mix well.

Dig in and add some avocado for some good fat. Did you know that a great way to store avocado once cut is to submerge it in cold water? The water blocks out the oxygen that turns the avocado brown. Avocado also freezes well.

1 can organic chick peas (Garbanzo Beans)

Chop these veggies and throw in the container...cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green or red onion, red pepper, cilantro, basil or dill and anything other herbs you like. Now add salt, pepper and any other seasonings your heart desires. I like to add feta, blue or goat's cheese. I also like to add chopped olives, capers or some nuts. Toasted pine nuts are nice. Add the juice of one lemon and a drizzle of avocado or olive oil. This is a great plant based meal that will keep you going til lunch.

Shake and store in the fridge.

A one cup serving of chick peas contains 14.5 grams or protein, 4.3 grams of fat and 45 grams of carbohydrates. Although, 7.9 grams of these carbs come from sugars, another 12.5 grams comes from dietary fiber, which helps limit the effect of chick peas on blood sugar levels. This is not for anyone following a ketogenic diet and those on very low carb diets should not overdo chick peas. They might not be best for someone healing a leaky gut either as they are a legume. Hence, their alternative name, Garbanzo Beans.