During the summer months, healthy salads are the meal of choice for many weight-trainers and anyone committed to a fitness program. This Chickpea & Spinach Salad recipe is packed with nutrients and it will definitely make your favorites list.

Chickpeas are high in fiber, which will help lower blood glucose levels. In addition to high fiber, chickpeas are packed with potassium, Vitamin C and B6, which all support heart health. Organic spinach and other dark leafy greens are a good source of protein and iron. They will also help lower your risk of cancer and improves bone health.

For more information on these super-foods, check out the articles from registered dietitian Megan Ware at medicalnewstoday.com. So, the recipe is simple. Combine the ingredients (the parmesan cheese is optional, but highly recommended), and add garlic, lemon, extra-virgin olive oil and your choice of spices. You can grate the lemon peel for some extra zest and enjoy.

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