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Whenever I think of the perfect snack I ultimately think of tomatoes.  I could literally eat these all day every day and be completely satisfied.  Throw them together with some chickpeas and basil and I’ve pretty much died and gone to heaven.Yeah seriously.This is a great healthy salad that is easy to throw together for picnics, gatherings or just when you feel like stuffing your face with tomatoes.  You could even make these into fun little skewers and serve them up that way, just drizzle the mixture over top and they’d be oh so pretty!
I’m not sure you can tell {it’s pretty obvious}, but I’m beyond ready for warm weather.  I’m well aware it snowed all day yesterday, but for some reason these seemed to just hit the spot.  I can’t wait until my local farmer’s market have these in high abundance along with all my other favorite fruits and veggies I go crazy over during that time of the year.  It just so happens to be about a mile down the road from me now that I’ve moved!It’s also serious crunch time to get my summer bod back.  I have exactly two months until my friend’s bachelorette party in the Outer Banks and boy do I feel so behind.  Sure I try to eat healthy, but my workouts have really been slacking lately so I decided this weekend to start MONDAY.  Well Monday came and went so I suppose I’ll begin today.There’s honesty for ya.My plan is to alternate between yoga and Jillian Michaels {I swear by her DVDs!} in the mornings while doing an hour of cardio/running along with weights in the evening.  I’m still trying to lose a little holiday weight gain as well so hopefully this will help!  I’ll let you know how this goes.

Bikini season….you will be my bitch!

Chickpea and Tomato Salad

Yield: 4

Recipe adapted from Green Lite Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 pints of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. olive oil (just a drizzle)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. Slice tomatoes and toss everything together in a large bowl. Cover and place in fridge, allowing flavors to marinate for up to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups • Calories: 161 • Fat: 4.2 g • Carbs: 24.3 g • Fiber: 6.6 g • Protein: 7.4 g • WW Points+: 4 pts

http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/2013/03/chickpea-and-tomato-salad.html
Enjoy and have fun pining over summer like I am!