Can you do me a huge favor and join my facebook page for Beth’s Journey to Thin? I just started it today and would be so appreciative!! Feel free to add me as a friend, too and I’ll gladly accept. πŸ™‚

I whipped up a quick lunch this morning that was easy and delicious, my favorite combo. I spotted Orzo at the store the other day and haven’t had it or purchased it in AGES, so I decided to get a box. I love orzo with pesto and figure it can make a good base for a lot of pasta salads, and also a great side dish. A serving size is 1/3 cup (dry) which is 4 WW points, so I made 1/4 cup of it which is just 3 pts. It cooks in 7 minutes, too, which is always nice since 7 minutes gives you a great amount of time to throw the rest of your ingredients together.

Into my bowl went:

  • cooked orzo (1/4 cup dry) (3 pts)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (1 pt)
  • diced tomato (0 pts)
  • lemon basil from my herb garden (0 pts)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil mayo (1 pt)

I mixed it all together and added a bit of salt and pepper, and it made a delicious and filling pasta salad.

This whole bowl was 5 points and totally worth every.Β In order to vegan-ize this, you could easily use olive oil in place of the mayo, or to un-veganize it even more, you could add some feta, mozzarella, or goat cheese, and it would be divine. You could also spruce it up with any veggies you have in your fridge/kitchen, or change up the beans if you prefer another kind. I loove chickpeas, so this was perfect for me.

I had some plans tonight but they got cancelled so now I’m totally open. It’s really sunny/hot out so running/biking is probably not going to happen, but maybe I’ll go for a swim?

What’s your favorite workout when it’s too hot to run/bike?

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  1. Jen, a priorfatgirl
    August 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm (10 years ago)

    You make that lunch look so easy! Add some chicken and I’d be in business!

  2. lisaou11
    August 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm (10 years ago)

    I am a fan!

    and chickpeas–yum!

  3. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin'
    August 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Just discovered your blog! πŸ˜€

    When it’s too hot outside for a workout, I usually do one of my at-home DVD’s, or go to my gym for a group aerobic class!

  4. Robyn
    August 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm (10 years ago)

    Yum, I love orzo. And I joined your Facebook page πŸ™‚

  5. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    August 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm (10 years ago)

    ooooh love this little dish – talk about a bowl of ‘tasty’!!!

    I go swimming!!!

  6. Tina
    August 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm (10 years ago)

    That looks amazing! And I liked your facebook page. πŸ™‚ I love supporting other bloggers. And I followed you on Twitter.

    Can you tell I just found your blog and like it? πŸ˜€

  7. Amy
    August 11, 2010 at 9:03 am (10 years ago)

    LOVE that orzo salad idea. I need to get some olive oil mayo- I did not realize that it is only 1 point per T! That is great. And the print ads for it somehow make it look divine. πŸ™‚

  8. Kassi
    August 11, 2010 at 11:28 am (10 years ago)

    I joined your page on facebook! And that salad looks super tasty πŸ™‚

  9. hundredtenpounds
    August 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Swim! I spend a lot of time in the pool. πŸ™‚


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