I sometimes look longingly at foods others are eating and sometimes I will admit to feeling that eating healthy is hard to follow through on.  I fight within myself to stay true to what I want my body to be eating…food that is good for me.  Sometimes this battle is just too hard for me.  As Romans 7:15 NKJV says, “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.”

I find that having a plan ahead of time to eat right, is very helpful to fighting those temptations.  This recipe is one that I can make to help me with those temptations to fall away from the diet choices that I want to be making.  It is satisfying.  It tastes good.  And it makes me feel like I am eating something special.  It meets several needs of mine to make a meal feel like a winner!

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do.  It is always nice to find a quick recipe that can help curb your desires from things you are trying not to eat.  This recipe can be eaten on bread, however, I tend to put it onto lettuce leaves.  It helps me to not overload on bread (which I can easily do!) and it’s rather fun to eat it this way!  You could also eat it as a dip with a healthy cracker or chip.

Chickpea Lettuce Boats

1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp. red onion, celery, and or radishes, chopped finely  (The crunch is a nice addition to the chickpea salad. You can use any combination or just one.  I tend to eat it with red onion the most.)

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of salt (to taste), optional

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. dill weed

Lettuce leaves (green leaf lettuce or romaine)

To make, place your chickpeas into a food processor or blender and pulse the chickpeas until they are chopped, but not blended smooth.  They should resemble chopped peanuts.  Place chopped chickpeas into a bowl.  Mix in the remaining ingredients.  Layer small amounts into lettuce leaves.  I use romaine lettuce, but have used leaf lettuce at times.  Sprinkle your filled lettuce leaves with additional dill weed for a special presentation.



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