Salads

Susan's Quinoa Salad

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I think I'm in love. With this salad. It's easy, it's yummy, and it's healthy. About the only thing that would make it better would be if someone else made it for me. Since that's not likely to happen, at least not anytime soon, I guess it doesn't get any better than this.

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1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced (I used a yellow bell pepper this time)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (I LOVE cilantro!!)
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Combine quinoa and chicken broth in a medium sized sauce pan and place on the stove over high heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all liquid...
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Nutritions

Calories
308

Sodium
72mg
3% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

Just like your favorite decadent spinach and artichoke dip, this cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is rich, creamy, and full of garlicky flavor! With three different types of cheese, pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Alfredo sauce, and a buttery Parmesan breadcrumb topping, this dish is an easy dinner that tastes like a special restaurant meal. Serve the casserole with a simple green salad and a side of garlic bread for the ultimate family supper!

4 oz dry penne pasta
15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
8 oz cream cheese
2 t minced garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t grated lemon zest ( plus 1 T lemon juice )
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c cooked shredded chicken
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts ( 14 ounces each )
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 T salted butter
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish (such as 11 x 7-inch or deep 8-inch or 9-inch square); set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to...
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Nutritions

Calories
807

Sodium
843mg
35% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
17g
70% DV