For lunch today I made a salad.
Its been a long time since I have had an actual salad for lunch.
Weird? But yes.
It was delicious. And this needs to happen more often.
But let me tell you why making salads are so dang hard sometimes.
You have to wash your veggies.
Spin your lettuce
Then you have to chop that all up.
You have to decide if you want a sweet and fruity salad or a tangy veggie one.
Decide on a protein- Chicken ? Turkey? Tuna? or Eggs?
You have to freaking cook and cut that to.
It can take a lot time for just a measly salad. Who has time for all that? AND clean all the dishes in the meantime.
But do you want to know a trick? I’ll let you in on my little secret….
Do ALL of this once.. and then some. Just do it on your day off. Cut all your bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce (or just buy the fancy pre-washed lettuce), mushrooms, cook your chicken, boil eggs.Whatever else you want to use.
Store it in containers, then come Breakfast, lunch or dinner you have all your veggies chopped and stored.
I don’t know about you but for some reason veggies are the hardest for me to get in during the day. Fruit just seems to be my go-to once I open the fridge, but if I have my veggies cut and ready to go it makes it much easier to prepare my meals.
Lunch was ready in 2.2.
You want to know what else.. I threw some frozen green beans on this plate and cooked them in the microwave for a few before topping the greens on.
AND I found a new favorite dressing..
I have been using the balsamic vinaigrette made by the same brand but decided to switch it up. I also have the ranch but that one is not my fav. I also use a bit of olive oil for some healthy fat.
When you make a salad make sure it includes the following
- Lettuce. (I’m sure that’s a given) But make sure its not Iceberg. Shoot for Spinach, romaine, kale or a mixture.
- Veggies. I don’t care what kind, give it color and it will make you happy- I promise. Even fruits, if you want a little sweeter salad.
- Protein- Chicken, Tuna, Turkey, Tofu- I have even used cottage cheese as my dressing and called it good.
- Healthy fat: Avocado, olive oil, pecans, sliced almonds.
If it includes all of these it will sustain you a good while.
So now you know what I’m having for lunch all week.
After I devoured that beast, I opened the fridge and grabbed an apple.
Quote of the day:
Via coach lemon.
“Great self esteem comes from great self control.”
Q. What is your favorite salad topper?
Q. When you open your fridge what do you almost always reach for? A fruit? or veggie?