The only thing missing is the Greek island…

It’s been a productive day so far.

This morning I buckled down and got some editing done for work, then I went to my favorite PiYo (pilates + yoga mix) class at the gym, and then I made this deliciousness for lunch:


Yum. The perfect use for my leftover chickpeas from my Veggie, Rice & Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash!


Kale, Chickpea & Feta Greek Salad

(makes one serving)


  • 2 C kale greens (washed & trimmed into bite size pieces)
  • 1/2 C chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/4 C reduced fat feta cheese
  • Half a tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 of a green pepper, chopped
  • Juice from 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt & cracked pepper to taste


Throw the kale, chickpeas, feta, tomato, cucumber, and green pepper into a large bowl.



Drizzle on the olive oil, sprinkle on salt and cracked pepper to taste, and squeeze the juice of one whole lemon on top…


Then, roll up your sleeves and dig in to mix it all together with your (lovely and washed) hands! You want to make sure the kale gets fully “massaged” by the olive oil and lemon juice to take out any bitterness in its taste.



Once it’s suitably mixed, dig in!!


I’ll definitely be placing this recipe on the frequent repeat lunch circuit. Very yummy and healthy (and quick)! This would also be a great lunch to make the night before and bring to work in a tupperware.

I enjoyed my salad with a toasted Arnold Sandwich Thin (love these!) with some chunky almond butter on one side and pumpkin butter on the other. Divine.


I also had an unpictured clementine :)

Time to get a little bit more editing work done, then off to Organic Chem class. We’re starting to wind down… only a couple more classes left next week before finals! I can’t believe how quickly this semester flew by.



  1. 1

    that meltly almond butter looks fab :O). i think i’ll be needing some of that in my life very soon!

  2. 2

    Bee-yoo-tiful pictures! Looks tasty!

  3. 3

    This semester has felt fast, but finals week will be dreadful!

  4. 4

    I know!!! Good luck on finals! :o) We should celebrate after…

    We totally should! Good luck on your finals, too!! :) -Anne

  5. 5

    Hi Anne,

    I just found your blog through some of the other healthy living blogs, and I’m really enjoying it!

    That salad looks really good– so fresh! Your pictures are also really clear and pretty. I love that first shot of the salad.

    Hi Anna, welcome! :) I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog and the photos. I love taking pictures… hoping someday soon I’ll be able to afford one of those nice big manual digital cameras! -Anne

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    Yum! To think we could have been enjoying a salad like that on an actual Greek island a few months ago…Damn expensive plane tickets. Good luck studying for finals!!

    Oh man… I still can’t believe that when we went to purchase and there was only ONE ticket left at the good pricing! Sadness. One day… :) xoxo – Anne

  7. 7

    Ahhhh FETA <3


  8. 8

    Mmmm the salad looks so delicious and refreshing!

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