I am in love with these shoes! Which keeps me motivated because they are so awesome to wear!
Yum! I just might make that pistachio chicken salad with avocado dressing soon for dinner. So I know most people aren't into eating salad everyday and believe me I didn't used to be either but it has become my healthy convenience food. It is one of the best ways to get lots of veggies into your diet and because the dressings, toppings, and different kinds of lettuce are endless, it is always different! Some days it is a Mexican salad, or an Italian pizza kind of salad, and lots of days it's Greek because that is my favorite. Sometimes I eat it with meat and other days I don't. It is my go to food, kind of the way a sandwich is for most Americans. I eat a big salad probably 4 or 5 days a week for lunch. I load it with veggies so that I know I will not only get enough servings for the day but also because it keeps me surprisingly full until dinner! All that fiber is helpful in filling your stomach with nutritious bulk not to mention that it keeps you pretty regular. Even my husband, a hungry exercising, man loves to have salad for lunch! In fact on the days that I work he is usually the one making salads for both of us. He has come a long way from his chicken nugget story! It is also a great way to get enough green food into your diet which is really lacking for most of us. So here are some rules and ideas about salad.
I got this salad spinner at Target several years ago. It has really helped me resist the urge to save time and not wash my lettuce. I cut the lettuce up, fill this with water and swish the lettuce around then drain and spin the lettuce several times and bag it so it is all ready when I need it.
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. basil
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix or whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad. Keeps in fridge for several days.
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup olive oil
This is my favorite salad. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, chicken sausage, and lots of feta!