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BBLT Salad

I recently discovered a turkey bacon at Whole Foods that has 35 calories a slice, and has no nitrates or hormones… and it is nice and thick!  So I had to figure out how to use this great find in my lunches last week.  So here goes the Bean, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad!  This recipe is enough to make a few salads.

Bean, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad

Pieces:

  1. salad lettuce (about half a bag, washed)
  2. 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  3. 5-6 slices turkey bacon
  4. one can white beans, drained
  5. one half cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  6. 1 tbsp. herbed mayo (or substitute)
  7. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  8. 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  9. 1 tsp. garlic salt
  10. 2 tsp. lemon pepper
  11. 1 tsp. chili powder

 

Process:

  1. Slice the bacon into small pieces and sauté in a large skillet over medium heat, until desired crispiness.
  2. Drain the white beans.
  3. In a large bowl, plate 2 handfuls salad lettuce and add a handful of cherry tomatoes, about a quarter cup sauted bacon, two teaspoons crumbled blue cheese, and a quarter cup drained white beans.
  4. In a salad dressing shaker, combine and shake the mayo, olive oil, white vinegar, garlic salt, lemon pepper, and chili powder.
  5. Top salad with dressing and enjoy!

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Pasta Floren-bean

I had one of those crazy-get-home-late-and-don’t-know-what-to-make-for-dinner nights.  So, I looked in the cabinets and settled on just plain gluten free pasta with tomato sauce.  But then I looked a little deeper into the cabinets and decided to jazz it up a bit with some canned white beans, frozen spinach, and onion I had lying around.  It turned out wonderfully delicious!

Pasta Floren-bean

Pieces:

  1. one half box/bag of gluten free pasta (any size, any shape!)
  2. one half bottle tomato sauce
  3. one quarter of an onion, diced
  4. 2 cups frozen spinach
  5. one can drained white beans
  6. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  7. 1 tsp. dried oregano or parsley
  8. salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the diced onion in the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. When the onion is tender, add the spinach and drained white beans.  Sprinkle with dried oregano or parsley, and salt and pepper.
  4. Continue to sauté until spinach is cooked through.
  5. Add the jarred tomato sauce and stir to combine.
  6. When the pasta is done and drained, add your floren-bean sauce to the pasta and serve hot!

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White Beans with Rosemary and Lemon

Over the summer, my mom and I went to a great little cafe for lunch.  I ordered a delicious Greek salad that came with a side of white beans.  The white beans were the best part of the lunch!  I just had to try to re-create them at home.  I think they turned out great, and would be a great side dish to any meal.  And, they only took about 10 minutes to make!

White Beans with Rosemary and Lemon

Pieces:

  1. one 15 oz. can white cannellini beans
  2. 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  3. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  4. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  5. generous pinch of salt and pepper

Process:

  1. Drain the can of beans.
  2. In a large saute pan, pour half of the beans.  Mash them with a potato masher.
  3. Pour in the other half of the drained beans.
  4. Over medium heat, add the rosemary, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cook just until heated through.
  6. Serve hot.

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

 

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Fiesta Chili

Always looking for lunch ideas, I decided to make a light version of chili using turkey, white beans, and nutrient rich vegetables.  It is colorful, festive, and full of flavor.  A great spring time twist on the hearty winter meal.  It definitely spiced up my day!

Fiesta Chili

Pieces:

  1. 1 pound ground turkey meat
  2. 3 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 2 tsp. cumin
  4. 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  5. one half of an onion, chopped
  6. salt and pepper, to taste
  7. 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  8. 2 green peppers, chopped
  9. 2 yellow peppers, chopped
  10. 1 zucchini, chopped
  11. 2 cans diced tomatoes with chilies
  12. 1 can small white beans
  13. 1 can black eye peas

Process:

  1. In a large deep saute pan, add the turkey, oil, cumin, paprika, onion, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Stir constantly, mixing the flavors and breaking up the turkey into small chunks.
  3. When the turkey is almost cooked through (about 5-7 minutes), add the chopped green peppers, yellow peppers, zucchini, diced tomatoes, white beans, and black eye peas.
  4. Cover and let simmer about 30 minutes on medium-low heat.
  5. Cook for the last 10 minutes uncovered.
  6. Serve hot!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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