Salads

Spinach Cilantro Avocado Pasta Salad

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This salad is so healthy and the perfect way to get your family to eat their "greens" in a delicious way! You get your protein from the beans, grains from the pasta, healthy fats from the avocados, and veggies from the spinach, onion and tomatoes. Then top it off with a light lemon dressing and you have the perfect blend of yummy flavors!

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For the salad:
2 1/2 cups bowtie pasta
2 cups spinach
1 bunch cilantro
1/4 cups onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 avocados, diced
1 can navy beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

For the Dressing:
Juice of 1 medium lemon
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar or agave
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until done, about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside. Place cilantro and spinach in a food processor and process until chopped into tiny pieces. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
590

Sodium
80mg
3% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
26g
53% DV

Carbs
96g
32% DV

Fiber
21g
86% DV

Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV