Dipping your toes into vegetarian cuisine doesn't have to mean meatless meals. It can mean just less meat at your meals. Try treating it as a condiment rather than the center of your meal.
This salad has beans combined with chicken for a spicy, filling combination.
Spicy Chicken and Spinach Salad
3 oz chicken breast, shredded
1 cup canned navy beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup hot wing sauce
4 cup baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 small cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
CREAMY GORGONZOLA DRESSING
1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
1/3 cup light sour cream
2 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste
For salad: combine shredded chicken and navy beans in a small bowl and stir in hot sauce. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Layer spinach leaves, cucumber and red onion in a large bowl. Top with spicy chicken and beans, then sprinkle with gorgonzola cheese.
For dressing: combine all ingredients in a small bowl and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Drizzle dressing onto individual servings of salad and enjoy!
Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 263 calories, 9 g fat, 20 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 5.5 g fiber