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Lean, Mean, & Green Beneficial Dinner
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Contributed by: Syren4444Added: Oct 06, 2008 at 09:39 PM


Delicious easy dinner that offers a tone of beneficial foods in one tasty serving! Green Pesto cleverly hides kale and spinach and is poured over a grain and veggie bowl!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1-2 cups Frozen spinach
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons Walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dried basil (or a few leaves fresh)
  • 3 Kale Leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil (I use rosemary flavored)
  • Serving Cooked Quinoa
  • Serving Steamed Brocoli (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Leek, sliced and sauteed
How to make it:
  1. Cook your quinoa.
  2. Steam the broccoli.
  3. Sautee the leek and pile a serving size into a bowl.
  4. Add the top seven ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree.
  5. You can either drizzle in extra olive oil as needed to thin, or add water to cut calories.
  6. Top your dish with pesto mixture.
  7. Sprinkle on a few crumbled walnuts for decoration.
    You can easily sub Kasha, Brown Rice or other grains. Great over brown rice pasta too! Any steamed veggies are perfect in your bowl. Instead of walnuts try almonds, pine nuts, or other favorites. Experiment with flavored Olive Oils!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Leek1 ,2 B B N N N N A A
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Kale1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Broccoli1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pine Nut (Pignola)2 ,3 N N N N A A N N
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:37 PM By: Lola