This super easy and healthy salad meal can be easily made within 5-10 minutes from your pantry ingredients. Everyone will love this delicious salad in the family, even picky eater children. This is how you make it. There is also a recipe card link here along with a nutrition fact label and therapeutic health benefits.
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Drain chickpeas in a colander: Wash cucumber, tomato, and onion. Chop them finely—transfer well-drained chickpeas into a medium-clean bowl. Add chopped veggies, salad dressing, and one tablespoon feta cheese. Divide the salad into four portions. Garnish with the rest of the feta cheese. Enjoy and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
NUTRIPLEDGE FOOD HEALTH RATING AND THERAPEUTIC HEALTH BENEFITS
This super healthy chickpeas and avocado salad is rated as a Green-Yellow dot, a healthy meal replacer in our food rating system (Food Coch) due to the following beneficial qualities which are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed within daily needs:
- Moderate in calories per serving
- A healthy balance, carbs, protein, heart healthy fats and ietary fiber.
- Contain zero trans fats.
- A Healthy balance of sodium
- No added sugars
- Plant based proteins
- Good source of iron, calcium and potassium
- No artificail flavors or colors
One serving of this delicious salad meets a cup vegetable serving of MyPlate recommendations of about 2.5 cups a day on a 2000 calorie diet. It is also a good source of iron (20 % DV), Potassium (15% DV), selenium (11% DV), and Vitamin C (16% DV). Iron is a vital mineral needed to transport oxygen in the blood. It is an excellent source of Manganese (90% DV) and a good source of vitamin C, selenium, and Manganese. Manganese plays a role in maintaining healthy blood sugars. In addition, vitamin C, Selenium, and Manganese are antioxidants that help boost immunity and prevent many diseases.
DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST NOTE AND RECOMMENDATIONS
One serving of this salad provides enough calories to make a meal if you follow a 1200 calorie diet. If you need more calories, feel free to increase the servings without any guilt.
This salad meal is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates (41 gram (15% DV ), heart-healthy fats (20 gram (26 % of DV), plant-based protein (15 gram), and dietary fiber (15 gram (54% DV). A healthy balance of these macronutrients plays an essential role in managing blood sugar and weight management if consumed as an overall healthy diet and lifestyle.
This healthy and delicious salad can be incorporated as a healthy meal into your diet. Balance out the rest of the day’s meal by incorporating other food groups of MyPlate, dairy, fruits, and more servings of vegetables and protein sources.
Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your health care provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the diet plan that is right for you!