A Meijer Company.
Low Appetite/Weight Loss
Quinoa is a type of seed, but often used as a grain in dishes. It’s gluten-free and provides vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, important to overall health.
Avocados are a great source of healthy, monounsaturated fats that may help protect the heart. The high fat content makes avocados a healthier, high-calorie food option.
Cashews are a type of nut that may provide important heart-healthy benefits. Nearly all nuts are nutrient and energy dense, making them a good high-calorie food option.
Blueberries contain many different compounds, such as flavonoids and resveratrol, that may help to decrease growth and stimulate self-destruction of various types of cancer cells.
Full-fat dairy products, such as cheese, cream, and whole milk, are high in calories. A high-calorie diet may be necessary if unwanted weight loss is occurring. Full-fat dairy also provides important nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and vitamin D.
Wash Hands Wash hands and all cooking surfaces with soap and warm water before beginning.
Prepare Quinoa & Lentils Prepare the quinoa and lentils according to package directions. Allow to cool completely before topping salad.
Assemble Salad & Serve Divide the lettuce between the 4 bowls. Top each bowl of lettuce with quinoa, lentils, avocado, feta cheese, blueberries, dried cherries, and cashews. Drizzle the poppy seed dressing over each salad to coat evenly.
Wash Dishes Wash dishes in hot, soapy water. Sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands.
Replace the salted cashews with salted pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
Replace the feta cheese with a dairy-free alternative.
Quinoa and lentils can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Ask a friend or family member to help assemble the salad.
We use prevailing industry practices to protect your information you submit to us using this form. While we are diligently working to protect your information, it is still possible your information could be intercepted or hacked while it’s sent to us. We don’t recommend you put anything about you in this form you do not want to risk being exposed to a hacker. Because of these risks, we cannot guarantee the privacy of your information submitted on this form. We’ll keep working to improve the privacy and security of our website to keep up with prevailing industry practices.