I haven’t stopped thinking thin. It’s me against the muffin top – a battle of wits.
Yesterday I shared with you my go-to breakfast recipe, this variety of steel-cut oats which I have been eating the past couple of days. I have to tell you, not only have I avoided the mid-morning tummy grumbles but I’ve also been eating lunch a little later than normal which is super rare considering I am usually a starving beast by lunch time.
I usually eat the same types of foods for lunch; either leftovers from the night before or a salad of mixed greens and veggies. Today, I decided to mix up my lunch a little bit by using one of my favorite ingredients – edamame to create an Edamame and Grape Salad.
I found some awesome, individual serving size packs of edamame at my grocery store and they have been such a wonderful addition to my freezer. I can quickly throw a pack into the microwave and add to my children’s lunch or dinner or I can bring a pack with me to work and I have a handy, healthy, quick snack.
In addition to the edamame packs in my freezer, I also happened to have a beautiful bag of red, seedless grapes in my refrigerator. I am a huge advocate of using what you’ve got so I thought to myself, why not combine to two and make an Edamame and Grape Salad?
I added a few simple ingredients here an there and it turned out so well. My youngest son saw the edamame and grape salad being made and asked if I could add some to his lunch and my husband even commented on how fancy the salad looked. I think they both had lunch envy!
Anyway, here’s the recipe. Super healthy, always flavorful and ready in a pinch. How easy it that?
Check it out.
- 1 cup of steamed, shelled edamame
- 1 cup of red seedless grapes
- 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
- 3 tsp of balsamic vinegar
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- pinch of salt
- Combine edamame, grapes and onions in a medium-sized bowl. Add vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Mix to combine, add salt to taste.