BEAN SALAD: Quick and Easy Snack

Bean Salad

I wanted to share one of my favorite snacks that is super easy to make and on the healthier side.   I call it, bean salad.  I have been so into it lately.

AND it’s so much better for you than eating cookies and donuts and all of that crap that can be so tempting when it’s sitting around your office.

Once again, it is super simple to make (you can find everything at the grocery store), it’s packed with fiber (hell yea!) and fills you up.  These are all things that win at life.

One batch makes enough to last me the week.  In the morning, I will fill up a little tupperware dish to take to work.  I keep it in the refrigerator there until it’s time for my 2 o’clock snack.  After that, I’m usually good to go until dinner.  Do you guys snack around 2 or is that just me?  If I don’t, I am ravenous when I get home.

Bean Salad Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

◊  1 can of garbanzo beans

◊  1 can of cut green beans

◊  1 can of kidney beans

◊  1 can of corn

◊  ½ cup of champagne dressing (I like Girard’s and get the ‘light’ champagne)

Here’s what you do:

  1.  Pour one can into a colander and rinse the beans under water, then let it strain and put them into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Repeat with all 4 cans.
  3. Once the 4 cans of beans and corn are in the large mixing bowl, add the champagne dressing and stir it up.

First, rinse the beans

Second, put beans and dressing in a large bowl

Balsamic Glaze and Bean Salad

Then, to finish it off, you can add a bit of balsamic vinegar.  When I put the concoction into my tupperware in the mornings,  I drizzle a little bit of balsamic glaze (that I’ve talked about before)  on top and then mix it in.  Then, when hunger strikes at work, I will grab this and I am good to go.

I love this recipe because it’s straight forward and easy, it makes enough to last me through the week, tastes delicious, and fills me up.

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Let me know if you guys have any snacks that keep you going through the day.  I’m always looking for something  healthy, delicious, and easy to make.

♦ Stephanie

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