Eat– for Good Health

A serving (one and a half cups) of main dish salad, TABBOULEH WITH WHITE BEANS, is just 210 calories.  White Bean Tabbouleh Recipe

You make it with bulgar but if you aren’t sure where to find it, a box of tabbouleh (which already contains seasonings)  is fine to use.  If that is the case, you can bypass the seasoning ingredients.  If you desire, add feta cheese.


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the bulgur wheat in a large bowl, stir the boiling water into it, cover, and let stand until the water is absorbed and the wheat is fluffy, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a large salad bowl, lightly stir together the parsley, spinach, tomato, yellow bell pepper, onion, garlic, cannellini beans, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper. Add the bulgur, lightly stir to thoroughly combine the salad, and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

8 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    The hostess is a creator of beautiful cakes. It was impossible not to have a slice. In GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, co-author daughter Janice and I came up with ways to choose what to eat when being pressured. Guess what, with all the urging, we both ate cake. There was that much pressure from the hostess who was extremely proud of her creation. Oh well. . .

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Oh my, I completely empathize. I dread being pushed to eat food that is bad for me when I visit my mom in Atlanta.

  3. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    It’s a chubby person’s hobby, and they do enjoy making something pretty, but eating that sugary fat isn’t good for anyone. I like eating at the home of a hostess who sends guests out the door feeling good but never stuffed.

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