Guilty... haven't exercised in two days. The munchies have bitten me bad, as well. And its 26 degrees outside this morning.
I've got a recipe for gazpacho that I LOVE - it makes a great snack, or lunch or dinner. It has lots of veggies, is tasty to eat - lots of crunch and a bit of spice as well. I'll get myself a bowl when the munchies creep on. Almost no calories and lots of fiber. I need to make a fresh batch.
Lemme find it so I can post it:
Gazpacho - this makes a pretty big batch.
2, 15 oz cans diced tomatoes (I use fire roasted) with juice
2 large sweet bell peppers, seeded and diced small
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, diced
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, diced small
1 cup celery, diced small*
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2-3 cups vegetable juice
Optional: Ripe avocado, peeled, quartered, sliced.
Combine in a plastic container with a lid. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until cold.
You can add the avocado to the mix when you make it, or add to your serving bowl. Putting it in the gazpacho keeps it from turning brown.
*My trick for celery: When you buy a bunch of celery, just give it a good rinse, pull off any discolored ribs, and place in a plastic bag in your frige. To use, don't pull off individual ribs, slice through the entire bunch, it is faster! You'll get leaves and both the tender center ribs and the tougher outer ones. I've found that the entire bunch stays fresher longer this way, and I don't have to throw celery away as often.