Chickpea Salad with a warm protein & low carb bread

In general, beans provide a good fibre  for the bowel in the form of lignans and mucilages. When we lose weight we are detoxifying as toxins are stored in our fat cells for safety, away from our organs and blood steam. Chickpeas and other beans provide molybdenum, a trade mineral that detoxifies sulphites. Sulphites are found in wine.

Servings : 6 (recipe makes 600g)

1 Serving chickpea salad (100g): 8.8g Carb     kcals 114    Protein 3.3g   Fat 6.6g   Fibre 3.8g

Add 100g of warm Chicken and 50g Rocket to total  : 9g Carb Kcals 271 protein 37g Fat 9g Fibre 5g

Add 1 slice, 40g, low-carb bread (made with psyllium husk ) : 13g carb Kcals 433 Protein 44g Fat 22g Fibre 8g

Ingredients

Chickpea Salad – makes 600g

400g, 1 tin of Chickpeas, drained 240g

20g, a small chunk of red onion

80g, 1/4 of a  cucumber, chopped

35g, 1/4 of a red pepper, chopped

80g, half a green pepper, chopped

15g, 3 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped

70g, 1 small avocado, chopped

50ml, 1 juiced lemon

20g, a big squirt of sun-dried tomato puree

15ml, 1 tablespoon of olive oil

25g, a large handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Salt & pepper

Salad

50g Fresh salad leaves

100g, torn chicken,

Method

Empty the chickpeas into a sieve and wash well under a cold tap

Chop all the other ingredients and drench in lemon juice to stop them browning

Mix all of the ingredients together

I roasted an entire chicken and will take a serving for lunch or dinner over the next few days. Great time-saver and if there is a big family, roast 2 chickens.