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    Quick and Easy Fiesta Salad

    This quick and easy fiesta salad is going to be your new favorite lunch.

    It not only is extremely yummy, but is completely vegan friendly, so you don’t have to worry about your food going bad before you get to it, or have to spend the extra time preparing the meat!

    It also has over 100% daily value of FIVE nutrients and over 50% Daily Value of 6 more nutrients!  Along with over over 30g of both protein and fiber!!

    Can your normal lunch say that?

    Besides those factors, this is one of my favorite lunches, because I am full for most of the day.  If I have an apple for breakfast, I will usually eat my lunch a little early, and make this salad.

    Because I know I will be full until dinnertime.

    Quick and Easy Fiesta Salad

    Fiesta Salad with Healthy Ingredients!

    If you are a carb counter or calorie counter, the nutrition information might scare you a little bit.

    Here is why you shouldn’t care (unless a doctor tells you to because of a specific illness):

    Not all calories and carbs are created equal, and not all calories or carbs will be absorbed.    

    The ingredients in this salad are so nutrient dense, that most of the calories, will go towards fueling your body and metabolism, instead of converting to fat.

    This has so much fiber in it, that not all calories will be absorbed and the fiber will carry excess calories right out of your system.  But at the same time, help the nutrients absorb in your body.  Fiber is awesome.

    To give you an idea, I ate this salad every day for a week (and yes, had breakfast and dinner too), and STILL lost weight without doing much more than walking.

    So don’t be scared of carbs or calories.  They don’t always make you gain weight if you are eating the right ones.




    Nutrients are Our Friend!

    This fiesta salad is super rich in antioxidants, which help repair damaged cells and tissues.

    It is also extremely rich in vitamins and minerals!

    It has the following Daily Values:

    • 350%  Vitamin K
    • 139%  Vitamin B9 (aka Folate)
    • 114%  Vitamin C
    • 111%  Vitamin A
    • 106%  Copper

    Many people aren’t familiar with how copper operates in the body.  Copper helps the absorption of iron, and has an impact on healthy blood cells and blood vessel function, good nerve function,  healthy bones, and metabolism.

    This fiesta salad also has over 50% daily value of the following vitamins and minerals:  Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, and Manganese.

    If you are a woman, this is the perfect meal to eat if you are dealing with PMS, because this has high amounts of the nutrients that will ease those symptoms.




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    Quick and Easy Fiesta Salad

    Quick and Easy Fiesta Salad


    • Author: Ashly Edmiston
    • Total Time: 5 minutes
    • Yield: serves 1 1x
    • Diet: Vegan

    Description

    This quick and easy fiesta salad is going to be your new favorite lunch.  It not only is extremely yummy, but is completely vegan friendly, so you don’t have to worry about your food going bad before you get to it, or have to spend the extra time preparing the meat!  It also has over 100% daily value of FIVE nutrients and over 50% Daily Value of 6 more nutrients!  Along with over over 30g of both protein and fiber!!


    Ingredients

    Scale

    1 Cup Spinach

    1 Cup Kale

    1/2 Cup Chickpeas

    1/2 Cup Black beans 

    1/2 Cup Whole Kernel Corn

    1 Small Avocado (peeled and chopped)

    1/8 Red Onion (Diced)

    1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

    1/4 Cup Walnuts

    1/4 Cup Organic Salsa

    10 Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (halved)


    Instructions

    1. Heat Black Beans, Chickpeas, and Corn for about 30 seconds in the microwave (not required, but it’s how I like it)
    2. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

    Notes

    This meal is VERY fiber rich.  If you are not used to eating a lot of fiber, it may make you cramp and bloat.  I highly recommend if you aren’t used to fiber, to make a half size portion and start there.

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Cook Time: 0 minutes
    • Category: Lunch
    • Method: Tossed
    • Cuisine: American

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 1033
    • Sugar: 19g
    • Sodium: 450mg
    • Fat: 61g
    • Saturated Fat: 7g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 50g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 103g
    • Fiber: 35g
    • Protein: 31g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg

    Keywords: vegan salad, protein rich salad, salad without meat, salad without dairy, fiber rich salad

     

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