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Try the exciting new lunch recipe from Day 3 of our upcoming 7-Day Meal Plan.

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WHFoods 7-Day Meal Plan - Lunch
Enjoy this recipe from Day 1 of our upcoming WHFoods 7-Day Meal Plan. We encourage you to sample the recipes that we have been (and will be) previewing over the next several weeks. They are packed with nutrition from the nutrient-rich foods found in each recipe.

Caesar Salad with Navy Beans

Navy beans add extra nutrition and flavor to this dish and since all ingredients are selected from our list of World's Healthiest Foods you are ensured to receive an abundance of health-protective nutrients. When we evaluated this recipe against our WHFoods recommended daily amounts, it provided 227% for vitamin K for healthy blood clotting, 134% for folate to sustain brain and nervous system activity, 103% for manganese to support bone production, 98% for dietary fiber tp promote optimal passage of food through the digestive tract, 96% for vitamin A to help support the immune system, 65% for vitamin C to help protect against excess free radical production, 57% for niacin to promote energy production, 53% for vitamin B1 to help support nervous system function, 48% for protein to help maintain integrity of our body structure, and much more!

Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup navy beans, drained (BPA free)
  • 2 TBS sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • Dressing:
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, and toss with salad.
Serves 1

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