“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” as the saying goes. However, I think that lunch doesn’t get enough credit. It is lunch that gives us the fuel to make it through our busy days. Lunch is also a meal that many people skip, choosing instead to work at their desk through their lunch hour.
The other day, I knew I had a packed schedule so I wanted to prepare something ahead of time to take with me on the go. I wanted to take the flavors of a traditional Waldorf salad and veganize it. This salad is so simple to make and very delicious! What’s even better is that it provides you with protein and healthy fats.
Next time you are looking for something to take to work, try this salad. This can be eaten in a pita, with crackers or over a bed of greens.
Waldorf Chickpea Salad
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup apple, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup veganaise
1 lemon, juiced
drizzle of liquid sweetener of your choice
pinch sea salt
1. Add all ingredients together and mix well
2. Serve with crackers or wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Enjoy!!
Also by Kathryn: Gluten Free Vegan Gnocchi with Pistachio Pumpkin Pesto
Photo: Kathryn Farrugia