Mexican Salad

Mexican SaladThis Mexican Salad is a flavorful, delicious, hearty salad that works well as a side salad or a main dish for lunch. With 14 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and 136% of your RDV of vitamin C, this is a nutrient rich recipe. And thanks to the beans and corn, it’s pretty filling, too.

Amelia whipped this recipe up one day with some spare ingredients we had laying around. Thanks to the lime juice and spices, it has a lot of flavor without using any oil.

You can put this Mexican Salad in a taco bowl to make it a little more special. EatingWell.com has a cool way to make your own taco bowls with corn tortillas and a muffin tin.

This salad is great on a hot summer day made with fresh corn on the cob, but you can eat it all year round and not get tired of it.

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Hearts of Palm Salad

Hearts of Palm SaladThis is a delicious, hearty Hearts of Palm Salad with lots of colorful variety and nutrients. With 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber and only 218 calories, it makes an excellent side salad for your dinner. You can also make it a main lunch dish by adding some black beans or garbanzo beans for some extra calories and protein.

Hearts of Palm is a new and welcome addition to my diet. I had heard of them before, but never tried them. They’re mild with a similar taste and soft texture as artichoke hearts, but they’re shaped like water chestnuts. They’re delicious on nearly any salad.

We used JP’s Italian Salad Dressing, but you can use your favorite vegan salad dressing.

To reduce the calories and fat, you can skip the avocado.

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Hummus Veggie Wrap

Hummus Veggie WrapThis Hummus Veggie Wrap is a quick and easy lunch that you can make ahead of time and it pack for work or school, topping your veggies with hummus in a sealable container. This recipe is both filling and packed with nutrients. It has 15 grams of fiber, 13 grams of protein, 261% RDV of Vitamin C and 180% of Vitamin A.

We’ve included this as a weight loss recipe since it has so many healthy nutrients and nothing that can be considered bad. However, you can reduce the calories and processed carbs by eliminating the wrap and preparing it in a bowl. It’s delicious and nutritious either way.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.