Goal Sightings and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Dressing

by Joanne on March 16, 2011

Goal sightings around the house and then some:

The kitchen counter

The window by the treadmill


The bathroom mirror


at work…


Need I say more?

Just FYI, my goal time is written on recipe cards. How appropriate Open-mouthed smile

A good for you but delicious salad… Chickpeas!

The wholesome nourishment in a typical serving of chickpeas:

1/4 cup = 182 calories and only 3 grams of fat.  Carbohydrates 30 grams and protein 10 grams.


I added tuna and tiny shrimp


but you can certainly leave those out or, if you want more protein but don’t like the idea of fish, add cooked chicken (chopped).

UPDATE:  I had to remove the recipe. Apparently the folks who gave me the recipe didn’t want it posted on individual blog sites.  Strange marketing concept, don’t you think?  Oh well..tie your own noose.

BUT…there are plenty of GREAT recipes for Chickpea Salad with Lemon Dressing out there so…

Here you go:

Chickpea Salad with Parsley Lemon and Sundried Tomatoes

Lemon & Thyme Chickpea Salad

Lemon Chickpea Salad

The Barefoot Contessa’s Recipe: Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

Chickpea and Spinach Salad with Cumin Dressing and Yogurt Sauce by Ellie Krieger

All of the above look delicious!

Anyway … I did have some fun with the salad I made…so continuing on…

Get ready…here’s an action shot


That’s called Tossin’ The Salad.  Who says you can’t play with your food?!

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  • At 2011.03.16 06:55, Kelly said:

    Don’t forget to ENJOY the Boston Marathon experience! It’s such a thrill unlike any other (for a runner). The entire weekend you will feel like a star!

    • At 2011.03.16 07:12, Joanne said:

      That’s my MAIN goal. Not sure how I’ll take those hills so that goal time… well, it IS just a number. 🙂 Thanks.

      • At 2011.03.16 08:19, lindsay said:

        i love the goal signs 🙂 when bq-ing was my goal i painted it on my kitchen door!!

        • At 2011.03.16 11:11, Joanne said:

          I’m still leaving room for those hills.

          • At 2011.03.16 09:26, kalli said:

            goal signs are great! tossing the salad! girl you are cracking me up! looks delish though 🙂

            • At 2011.03.16 11:11, Joanne said:

              Thanks Kalli

              • At 2011.03.16 10:16, claudia lamascolo said:

                lemon and chickpeas are a perfect combo for flavor… this is a keeper!

                • At 2011.03.16 11:12, Joanne said:

                  Chickpeas are great. Fun to eat and full of flavor. My favorite “pea” 😉

                  • At 2011.03.16 12:13, Heather said:

                    Joanne, you are awesome! You’re going to run an amazing race!!!

                    • At 2011.03.16 18:39, Joanne said:

                      hope so. (fingers & toes crossed)

                      • At 2011.03.16 15:43, Heather @ Side of Sneakers said:

                        I love all your goal reminders- talk about motivation!! 🙂

                        • At 2011.03.16 18:39, Joanne said:

                          I’ll take it any way I can.

                          • At 2011.03.16 20:52, The Green Girl said:

                            Work it, girl! You’ve got this!

                            • At 2011.03.16 22:54, Bela said:

                              3:46…… I will be sending you those vibes when you are running!

                              • At 2011.03.17 02:12, Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs said:

                                Wishing you the very best for Boston! I am sure that all of your hard work and sacrifice will pay off.

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