Friday, June 12, 2009

Quick Chickpea Couscous Salad

Yoga for my mind, Yoga for my body! I picked a Yoga Fusion class today for lunch and it was awesome. This class is different from regular Yoga in that it will get your heart rate up and you leave feeling really strong. Here is a description they give for the Yoga Fusion Class:

"Yoga Fusion is a blend of yoga, strength, movement and flexibility. What make this class different are the music, choreography & movement. All moves are put to very unique music in a very unique style. You can expect to flow through this class and experience a full body stretch, as well as muscle strengthening, lengthening & endurance. "

It was honestly just what I needed to ring out all the stress I had going on this week and to stretch out my sore muscles. Although somehow, I think I'll end up sore tomorrow from it LOL. I feel stronger and empowered now - woohoo!

My breakfast kept me full all morning long - no need for an AM snack (and I so wanted to show you all the inside of the pluot -it's bright red!) I came back ready for the fantastic salad I threw together last night.

Quick ChickPea Couscous Salad*

*It's Vegan!


1/2 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 c cooked whole wheat couscous
2/3 cucumber, peeled and quartered
1/3 c Trader Joe's Berry blend
1 Tbsp toasted almond slices
1 serving Ginger Sesame Dressing (my new favorite thing - it makes me happy!)
1-2 roughly chopped basil leaves
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix it all together and enjoy! Makes 1 BIG 9 Weight Watcher Point salad!


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And because I think this would be a fabulous addition to dunk if your chocolate. Go to Ashley's site for details by clicking HERE to get a FREE Mars bar!

I hope your day is flying by as fast as mine ~ the weekend is almost here - yahoo!


  1. ah i love yoga fusion classes! there's an awesome one on that you can check out here if you're interested:

    such a great workout!

  2. Yoga Fusion sounds like a great workout!

    I got the goodies today. THANK YOU!!!!

  3. That recipe gets two BIG thumbs up from me!!

  4. wow. woah. danica. do you want to know something crazy? i was JUST coming over to your page to get the confetti couscous recipe and you have a NEW couscous recipe up! i am feeling like this was meant to be! i am going to make it!! but what can i use to replace the berry blend.. or rather, what is IN the berry blend so i know how to replace it? and the dressing.. please tell me that is not a TJs specific???

  5. Jenny ~ OMG you are awesome!!! I am ALL over that link. Thanks so much!

    C.G. ~ Yeah, so glad you got your goodies today - can't wait to hear whatcha think.

    K ~ It's fast and easy and doesn't count as cooking :)

    Janetha ~ WOW - how funny is that?! The TJ's Berry Blend has cranberries, blueberries, cherries and golden raisins. The dressing you make yourself. Just click on the Ginger Sesame Link and it should take you to the recipe - yahooo! Can't wait to hear what you think.

  6. i am eating this as i type. im in heaaaven!

  7. Janetha ~ Yeah! Glad you liked it - so easy to make and so delish!