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Vegetarian High Protein, Low Carb Chickpea and Walnut Salad

Looking for a crisp refreshing way to refuel and recharge? Why not try out this vegetarian high protein, low carb chickpea and walnut salad. It has a good mix of fats, protein, and fiber to keep you going!

vegetarian high protein fiber low carb chickpea and walnut salad and a dash of cinnamon

Ok, so I got really lucky. My sight unseen apartment is nice! Yay! I was so worried. My dad has said before “You can live anywhere for a year”. I thought that might be true at one point, but now I’m not so sure. He said that before for my first apartment for medical school. I should have trusted my instinct when I said, “No, no I can’t live here”. Even more so when he said, “Just think of it like camping”. Say what?

Actually…this tent is nicer than my apartment was…

Now don’t get me wrong, I love camping and love being outdoors. However, an apartment is not suppose to feel like camping. Let’s just say it was a terrible year, like really, really terrible. Perhaps sometime I’ll tell you some stories from that dark time.

Actually, though, I will say I walked past it recently and saw that there was this huge sign on the window posted by the city and it had all of these violations checked off. So there, I knew there were a ton of problems with the place. I’m glad something is finally being done about it.

Ok, old memories aside, about half an hour or so before I got to my new apartment I was like “UGH, what if I have to clean it before we can move in my things?” Serious concern. I’ve had to majorly clean all my previous apartments, even though I had seen them before I had moved in (but were just left a mess :(). Therefore, I was a bit worried since I hadn’t even seen this one yet.

Guess what?! I barely had to clean anything!! It was awesome!! Yay! Haha. Know what else is really exciting? I have a washer and dryer. My own washer and dryer located in my apartment. This is huge. I haven’t had my own washer and dryer in any of my old apartments. So, for the past 9 years I’ve had to deal with carrying my wash somewhere (sometimes to a creepy basement). I am so thrilled to not have to deal with that any longer.

I’ll be doing laundry like a boss

Even better? Move in day went smoothly, stair climbing and all so I’m thankful for that! It was hot out, so it’s again time to cool off and recharge with something nice and refreshing. How about this vegetarian high protein/fiber and low carb chickpea walnut salad?

Any apartment stories out there?

Anybody have to deal with toting your laundry somewhere?

vegetarian high protein fiber low carb chickpea and walnut salad and a dash of cinnamon
Vegetarian High Protein, Low Carb Chickpea and Walnut Salad
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Servings Prep Time
1 salad 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 salad 5 minutes
vegetarian high protein fiber low carb chickpea and walnut salad and a dash of cinnamon
Vegetarian High Protein, Low Carb Chickpea and Walnut Salad
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 salad 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 salad 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: salad
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumbers and egg
  2. Rinse and drain chickpeas if using from a can, save the remaining for another recipe
  3. Add all ingredients into a bowl and top with dressing of choice. Eat and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  1. As always, salad amounts are variable, feel free to change around the amounts/add or delete ingredients.
  2. I topped mine with deli mustard
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I link up with Deborah and Sarah’s meatless monday, running on happy’s/the fit foodie mama’s meatless monday, glutenfreefridays, #healthyveganfridays,#recipeoftheweek, Homestead Blog Hop, What’s for Dinner, Sunday Fitness and Food

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  • Helen Fern July 4, 2016, 1:30 PM

    A perfect salad for anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Linky!

  • Janet Vinyard July 3, 2016, 9:47 AM

    This salad sounds healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

  • Tiffany @ The Gracious Pantry June 29, 2016, 8:33 PM

    This looks wonderful!! I’ve just discovered the whole nutritional yeast with veggies thing. I’m hooked!!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon June 30, 2016, 12:57 PM

      I love it! I’ve only been using it for about a year or so but it works so well as a topping to so many things! I found that I particularly like it on salads. Sort of strange, perhaps but so good

  • Helen Fern June 29, 2016, 8:03 AM

    As a prediabetic person, this is the kind of food I eat!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon June 29, 2016, 4:01 PM

      Perfect! Many of my recipes should work for you. I’m glad you are being proactive about your health and hopefully reversing your numbers and keeping yourself from getting diabetes. Good work!

  • rsky June 28, 2016, 9:57 AM

    Glad your move went smoothly!! I HATE moving more than anything. It’s always terribly hot and everyone is miserable and something always goes wrong. Good thing I probably won’t have to move for another two years! Also washer/dryer is a total game changer! That was a must when we were looking for new apartments. No more hoarding quarters!

    Thanks for this refreshing recipe!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon June 28, 2016, 11:10 AM

      Me too! I’m hoping I’ll be able to stay right here for the next 3 years. The worst that happened was that a lot of my furniture got a bit damaged in one way or another (mainly missing paint now lol) over the long haul. I hope you won’t have to move for another two years either! Washer and dryer was a must for this apartment too. Trying to find quarters was the worst.

  • Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands June 27, 2016, 9:34 PM

    High protein salad for the win! Thank you for joining us for Meatless Monday!

  • Rachel June 27, 2016, 7:18 PM

    Whoop! Glad to hear your move went well and your apartment isn’t a dump like you feared. 🙂

    (Still the recipe blogging goddess…)

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon June 27, 2016, 9:23 PM

      OMG me too! I was so scared haha. (Still having reallllyyy long days trying to get everything done and keep this site going. Perhaps it will cool off soon? Hmmm probably not haha, but we’ll see!)

  • Annmarie June 27, 2016, 3:20 PM

    So simple but so yummy- love it!

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly June 27, 2016, 12:18 PM

    I’m super aging myself but it’s been a long time since I had to walk my laundry down a hall or down several flights of stairs but I do remember those days (though my sister once lived in a 7 floor walkup in Manhattan with the laundry in the basement – no elevator!!) Congrats on the washer/dryer inside your apartment – life changer!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon June 27, 2016, 6:50 PM

      Yikes! Several flights of stairs would be miserable! But I suppose an excellent workout haha. I can’t even imagine move in/out day for a place like that. My new place doesn’t have an elevator either, but thankfully I only had a couple flights to walk up. It’s going to be a major life changer.

  • That’s great for a weekday lunch! Thanks for sharing and joining us for Meatless Monday today

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