I struggle with my weight and as a result I’m always trying to make myself eat a little healthier. Salad is one of those foods I know I should eat a lot of, but I kinda hate it. Ok maybe not hate, but plain Jane salad just doesn’t work for me. And honestly if I don’t really like something I might eat it once but it won’t happen regularly… aka a salad.
I’ve finally decided salad is kinda like the dorky girl in movies in need of a makeover (i.e. She’s All That). Once the makeover is complete: bombshell! So I’ve been working on jazzing up and actually eating salad… I’ve discovered fruit, nuts, and a good dressing actually can make a salad worth eating. So here are my two simple (these are for lunch after all) yet bombshell salads I’ve been eating for lunch lately:
Spring mix, balsamic vinaigrette, sliced strawberries, pecans, and feta. (Bulk it up with grilled chicken!)
Super Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette: (Enough for one salad)
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar (I like Bertolli, it’s kinda sweet)
4 TBSP olive oil
Whisk it together, toss with your salad.
Iceberg wedge, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and bacon.
Blue Cheese Dressing: (one salad)
2 TBSP sour cream
3 TBSP mayo
1/8 tsp Worcestershire
A tiny sprinkle of: garlic, salt, black pepper
1 oz blue cheese crumbles
Whisk together all ingredients. Chill for 24 hours before using.
(Blue cheese recipe adapted from Bill’s Blue Cheese Dressing at allrecipes.com)
BTW it doesn’t hurt to pair any of these with a little piece of bread… what can I say carb girl here!