Salads

Tomato Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

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A perfect healthy summer lunch of dinner! This tomato, chickpea, and quinoa salad with lemon basil vinaigrette is the perfect picnic dish.

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1 cup of uncooked quinoa
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 ounces of ricotta salata or feta crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
For the dressing
the juice of 2 lemons
1/3 cup of good extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of basil, loosely packed
Cook the quinoa according to directions and let cool. While the quinoa is cooking, quarter the cherry tomatoes. Toss the cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, quinoa, and cheese together. Set aside. Add the...
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Nutritions

Calories
142

Sodium
10mg
0% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV