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 ❤ 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.
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 on 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