What's for lunch today?

Pinto beans, kale and brown rice. Lunch is 321 calories, 11 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. Kale has an abundance of vitamins including calcium, iron, fiber, vitamins A & C. The fruit and cashews are my 10am and 3pm snacks. I also packed shakeology because today is my rest day from Chalean Extreme so I'm taking a yoga class after work. Yoga class is at my usual dinner time so the shake will give me energy for a vigorous class plus I won't be thinking about how hungry I am all throughout class!

I buy Trader Joes brown Jasmine or brown Basmati rice which tastes nothing like Uncle Bens brown rice, it's really tasty! So if you think you hate brown rice, you haven't tried this! It has more fiber than white rice and its the fiber that keeps you full longer.  Bragg liquid aminos is a calorie free soy sauce. This makes 5 servings, so I made enough food for lunch for the whole week!

1¼ cups brown rice (dry)
29oz can of pinto beans
1½ TB paprika
½ tsp cumin
1¼ tsp coriander
1½ TB extra virgin olive oil
1½ TB Bragg liquid aminos
Himalayan salt (the pink rocks in the picture above)

Cook rice according to directions. In a separate pan gently heat beans over med heat. Add oil, spices, aminos, and salt. Stir well. Gently fold in cooked rice.

I also steamed some kale with a little garlic to put on top. Then I immediately divided into 5 tupperware containers to have my lunch for the week! The cost of the 5 lunches combined is about $5.

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