Would you cook the same if you were cooking for just yourself as you do for your family? Do you value yourself enough to nourish your body it the way it deserves to be nourished?
As women, I think it is easy for us to nurture others more than ourselves. I think it is in our nature to care for our families, feeding them well, while sometimes not nurturing ourselves the same way.
If you are in the habit of setting a New Tune for the New Year, perhaps you should make it about caring for your own body as much as you care for others. Love yourself and every inch of your body enough to feed it well, nourish it,and take care of it-every day. You deserve it!
Chick Pea and Almond Butter Sandwich
1 19-oz. (540 ml) can chickpeas rinsed and drained
Three tablespoons (45 ml) almond butter
1 or 2 fresh green onions, thinly chopped
juice of half a lemon
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 – 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) minced cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Whole-wheat pita pockets cut in half or other bread of choice
12 slices cucumber
Using a chopper or food processor blend chickpeas until mashed. Add seasonings, lemon juice, almond butter, olive oil and chopped onion–mix thoroughly.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. (This mixture can be made in advance and refrigerated overnight.)
At serving time, open a pita pocket and stuff with the chickpea mixture. Slide in some cucumber slices.
So yummy, so good for you!