Preparing something healthy for just yourself to eat can sometimes be tedious and difficult -- if you don't have the right recipes.
Step 1: Make a chickpea salad Make a chickpea salad. Toss the chickpeas, chopped celery, tomatoes, scallions, olives, olive oil, fresh basil, lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Serve the salad at room temperature.
TIP: Make the salad in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Step 2: Make a raisin and carrot salad Make a raisin and carrot salad. Mix the raisins, yogurt, grated carrots, and fat-free dressing in a small bowl. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend, and eat with pita bread or as a side salad.
Step 3: Make oven fries Make oven fries. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the canola oil, paprika, chili powder, and potatoes in a large bowl and toss. Place the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with salt.
Step 4: Make turkey tomato stew Make turkey tomato stew. Add the sliced carrots and celery, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, minced garlic, dried basil, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large pot. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Then add the peas and turkey, and simmer for 15 additional minutes. Divide leftovers into single-serving containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
FACT: 80 to 90 percent of the world's chickpeas come from India.