Wednesday, July 6, 2011

5 Days of Grain Salads: Day 1

To kick start the healthy aspect of this blog, I've decided to begin with 5 Days of Grain Salads. Yup, you read correctly, five consecutive days of only salads. No, not those leafy green ones. I'm not much of a raw leafy green kind of person, though I do like to gnaw on a carrot stick once in a while. Instead, these are grain salads. Not plain 'ol grains like pasta and white rice, but supposedly "healthy" grains like quinoa and couscous.



So, today is day 1 of 5 days of grain salads, and the first salad is a quinoa salad with edamame, carrots, split peas, and chickpeas a.k.a a rainbow salad! Just letting you guys know, I love to incorporate beans into my grain salads, especially edamame (which will probably show up in every salad). Enjoy!









6 comments:

  1. Mmmm....grain salads are yummy and this looks really good!

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  2. 5 days of grains? You go girl! This one looks fabulous! But then again, I absolutely love the combination of quinoa and edamame!

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  3. I've never had quinoa, but you make me want to try it!

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  4. What a fun challenge! Good on you!

    I recently had quionoa in one of my salads and looooved it. Will be doing it again, foh sure!

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  5. This looks super good! Wait no more brownies and cookies?! Oooh you should try the quinoa cookies- best of both worlds!

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  6. Couscous is not a grain. It is more like pasta. It is closer to little pellets of flour and water.

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