Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Quick White Bean, Tomato & Spinach Salad

3 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 6 Comments

Sorry for my absence. I was living it up in NYC at BlogHer! Of course what does the husband want to have for dinner my first day back? Pizza. ugh.

My solution… Order a small to minimize leftovers and make a simple salad on the side. Genius right?!? Sorry.. patting myself on the back for this one. Pizza is by far me weakness. So I had one slice and a cup of this salad for a wonderful, satisfying dinner! Quick White Bean, Tomato & Spinach Salad

You may have noticed that anytime I put “Quick” in front of an idea it using some convenience item. This time it’s a store bought light italian dressing. Normally I like to experiment with my own combination of ingredients to use as dressing but having a light italian on hand is great in a pinch!

  • 1 can of Northern (White) Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes halved
  • 1-2 cups of raw spinach chopped
  • 1/4 of Red Onion chopped (or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite Light Italian Dressing

Toss all ingredients together and eat! Really… that’s exactly what I did although letting it sit probably would have been a good idea. I’m sure it will be even better tomorrow. :) I had to make it fast to pair it with that pizza.

Nutritional Information will vary based on your dressing but here’s an estimate. My normal site is down for calculations so I couldn’t pull a sugar figure.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
100 1g 4g old: 1 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
?g 0g 19g 6g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, beans, northern beans, onion, tomato

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    August 9, 2010

    Looks good, and what a great idea to have with pizza! You never cease to amaze me. Reply


    August 9, 2010

    Yeah, that salad looks so very good! *drools* With all that... golden brown cheese... *drools* Nice pic too *eyes fixed on the pizza* Reply

    Krista S.

    August 9, 2010

    I totally pigged out on homemade pizza tonight...healthy toppings, but um, 4 slices was a bit much ya think? Next time I'm doing a big salad on the side so I can pace myself. Reply

    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf

    August 9, 2010

    I'm currently in the process of forcing myself to like raw tomatoes. Same process I used to learn to like mushrooms, sparkling water, dark chocolate, and wine. I should try this recipe! Reply


    August 10, 2010

    This looks perfect for those warm summer days when you cannot be bothered to turn on the stove. I'm trying this! It was great to meet you this weekend at BlogHer! Reply


    August 10, 2010

    Oooo! I am SO making this to take for lunch tomorrow! Fresh tomatoes from the garden! Reply