ARUGULA, LENTIL, WHITE BEAN, RED ONION SALAD

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By Marti Green
from Port Orchard, WA

I have continued to stay on my healthy life plan. I was 240 pounds and have been maintaining my weight at 155 for 9 years. I love to share my recipes as I need taste and flavor in my food and keeping the calories down. I still have my steak and potato as my reward on a date out. I hope to post more of my recipes as I know weight loss is not easy, but when you find someone that has been there, its so wonderful. I kayak, hike now and I never went to the gym during my weight loss. You will get your energy back as you lose your weight. Love and living a good life.

method Steam

Ingredients

  •   1 c
    uncooked french green lentils
  •   1 can(s)
    can cannellini beans, drainded and rinsed well
  •   1/3 c
    red onions thinly sliced
  •   1/4 c
    toasted almonds
  •   1/2 c
    lite italian dressing
  •   1 tsp
    fresh lemon zest
  •  
    salt and pepper optional
  •   3 to 4 c
    arugula
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cook the lentils in boiling water until al dente, about 25 min.
  • 2
    In a large bowl add Lite Italian dressing, lemon zest, toasted almonds, salt and pepper if needed.
  • 3
    Add the cooked French green lentils, white cannellini beans, thinly sliced red onions, cut Arugula and mix well. This is a low calorie salad and very filling. I have added a small sliced chicken breast or fish on the top of this salad. Makes a wonderful healthy meal. Feta Cheese can be added as well. Keeping the calories down and enough calories left over for a small dish if dessert.

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