Freekeh are roasted green wheat grains that are high in fibre...triple that of brown rice.
The grains are also a good source of potassium and iron.
Once the grains are cooked they taste rather nutty and are a great base for a vegetarian salad.
My fridge had several small containers of leftover veggies that were just waiting to be transformed into something tasty and so I made a big batch of Freekeh salad to use for my lunches.
Here is the recipe for fridge clean out
Veggie Freekeh salad "Hostess Style."
a handful of shredded carrots,
6 diced sun dried tomatoes
(I use kitchen shears to do this messy job!)
1/2 a small diced onion
salt and pepper to taste
Feta cheese adds a lovely flavour
but as I am watching my WW points I left that ingredient out.
3 WW points for half a cup of this salad.
I ate a full cup for a total of 6 WW points.
This stays with me and helps keep me satisfied until dinner time.
Breakfast was yogurt and fruit for 2 points
which leaves me 18 points for dinner which will include a glass or two of wine.
I am trying very hard to shift the scale without feeling miserable.
You know how that goes...if one feels deprived that sabotages the whole regime.
Thankfully WW knows that and allows for the occasional treat.
Tomorrow I may add a dollop of this salad to my hummus wrap.
The sun is shining and the bees are buzzing and the birds are chirping.
Artichoke flower in bloom in the neighbours garden down the street.
I am off for my walk so I'll say goodbye for now.
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