In Your Bowl

I eat a huge salad almost every day. I know, this sounds boring and uninspiring, but it doesn’t have to be, as I’m about to show you with this salad making “guide”.  Why? 

  • In the event you are bored with your current lunch. 
  • Or need some new mix and match salad ideas. With unlimited combinations. 
  • You find yourself unsatisfied and still hungry after you’ve eaten a salad.(See fat and protein options below! You must include some satisfaction factor in your bowl, so you aren’t left feeling snackey in the late afternoon.) 
  • Salads are a great way to eat loads of veggies at once. And you need to eat veggies so…
  • You’ve been buying heavily processed dressing and wishing you had an easy and delicious balsamic dressing recipe. (Included at the end. You’re welcome)

Start with a slow digesting carb. Choose 1 

  • Brown Rice (MyFav)    
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Quinoa            
  • Lentils

Greens Options. Choose 1-2

  • Spinach        
  • Kale            
  • Endive
  • Romaine        
  • Butter lettuce    
  • Radicchio
  • Arugula         
  • Mixed greens    

Raw/Roasted Veggie Options. Choose as many as you’d like.

  • Cabbage    
  • Onion     
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots    
  • Radish    
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumber    
  • Peas        
  • Snap peas    
  • Peppers    
  • Beets
  • Roasted Asparagus/Potatoes/Cauliflower/Brocoli/Eggplant/Parsnips

Fruit Options. Choose 1-2            

  • Cherry Tomatoes                    
  • Dried Cranberries/Cherries        
  • Kalamata olives                  
  • Apples                        
  • Strawberries

Yummy Fat Options. Choose 1-2

  • Avocado        
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pine nuts        
  • Goat cheese
  • Almonds/Walnuts/Seeds    
  • Parmesan

Protein Options. Choose 1-2

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Salmon      
  • Bacon
  • Tuna                    
  • Ground Turkey
  • Steak                    
  • Egg

Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 3 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6 TBSP Olive Oil (good fat!)
  • Salt/Pepper

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