Dear Salad

Dear Salad,

I want to love you. I really do. It’s not you, it’s me. I have a desire for something creamy, crunchy, or cheesy, and have I mentioned I โค bacon? All of the things about you that make you so good for me, I insist on covering up with things that are so bad for me. I am truly on a mission to find a happy balance so that we might co-exist in peace and allow you to provide me with the nutrients I so desperately need but allow me to actually enjoy you, one fabulous forkful at a time.

Love,

Me!

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How many of you have written the same sad letter regarding salads or other healthy foods? It’s so hard because there may be things about these foods that you really do love. I know that I really do actually like the fresh taste of lettuce and the crunch. And let me tell you cucumbers are my jam!!! But when it comes time to eat this wonderful healthy and filling food, something in my mind snaps and I add ranch dressing and cheese and bacon bits and crutons. All of those things take this healthy start I had and turn into something that is going ot clog my arteries and before it’s all said and done, I should have just had a Big Mac and Coke. SO I am onย a mission to make some fun and interesting salads that satisfy the taste buds but remain healthy. Here’s my first attempt:

Strawberries and Champagne for Lunch

Pre-made salad mix – Lettuce and carrots (or make your own base salad from your favorite greens and veggies)

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 can of chicken (or 1 boneless, skinless grilled chicken breast cut to your preference slice or dice)

2 Tablespoons Light Champagne Salad Dressing (you should be able to find in your local grocery store in the dressing aisle).

Put the amount of base salad into the bowl that you desire, I usually put one to two cups depending on how hungry I am. Add the strawberries next. I chose to heat my chicken because I wanted a warm aspect to the salad. You can also leave the chicken cold if you prefer. Next cover the whole dish with the light champagne dressing. Super simple and Super yummy! I’m looking forward to trying some different combinations. The first time I had strawberries in my salad was at my boyfriend’s parent’s house. I had never really understood fruit in salad but man you are missing out if you don’t give it a try! I will update this post with nutritional information ASAP but in the meantime I hope you will try it and enjoy it. How do you make your salads interesting?

Until Next Time…Mangia!

Weight Watchers Points Plus – 4 Points

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11 thoughts on “Dear Salad

  1. Hi, I can so relate to this… Here is a tip that made the change for me: Start adding “good fats” to create rich, tasty salads that don’t leave you craving for burgers and potato crisps. Avocado, a piece of wholegrain bread with natural peanut butter on top with your salad, honey-balsamic dressing, fresh goats cheese or feta cheese, cashew nuts, olive oil, avocado oil, sundried tomatoes (add a full, salty flavour), oven-roasted vegetables, lentils, quinoa etc. Make salads FUN & TASTY, not something you Have To eat ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best of luck falling in love with salads.

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  2. I think you’re on the right track with prepping veggies for the week. I also think making your own dressing is a snap once you’re in the habit – and oh so versatile! Equal parts oil, vinegar and juice (or alcohol) – shake and taste – then adjust. Voila! Make enough of it for the week, too. Strawberries and chicken is a favorite of mine on a bed of mache or rocket or Boston lettuce… ohoh – you’ve gotten me started!

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    1. I love cranberry vinaigrette. It’s my all time favorite! I make a big batch at Thanksgiving and wear myself out with it! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the tip! Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  3. Oh MY..strawberries are yummy and I never woulda thought. But I’m right ther with ya about the bacon, chews and ranch!.. ๐Ÿ˜ก

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    1. Yes! The nuts wouldn’t be so bad. That would add some crunch and some protein now the blue cheese I’m not so sure about healthy but would be sooo yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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