Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Salad "freshens without enfeebling and fortifies without irritating." ~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I have been a little salad obsessed lately.

I have been making salads for my lunch at work and I am loving them! They seem to keep getting bigger and better with each one.

Who says a big healthy lunch salad has to be boring? Well I used to...

Romain Lettuce
Grape Tomateos
Red Onion
Black Olives
Baby Bella Mushrooms
Fresh grated mozzarella cheese
Grilled chicken (thanks to the hubs for throwing an extra chicken breast on the grill for me just for my salad)
Dressing (made up of 1 part olive oil, one part red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, pepper and sea salt)

For some reason I don't like adding my chicken or cheese until I am actually eating the salad. I'm not sure why. Somewhere along they way I got the idea that it was better to keep them separate until the last minute. Is that wierd?

Oh and my Trader Joe's natural chunky peanut butter and celery for a snack. Have I mentioned my love for this peanut butter? I eat it atleast once a day, sometimes twice:)

I need some more ideas for my salad... anyone have any suggestions (Starch, preservative and Sugar free... )?


Brittany Ann said...

I saute beans, peppers, and onions and do a big fajita style salad with salsa, avocado, cheese, olives, lime juice! YUM!

Gina said...

That's it. You've inspired a trip to the produce stand for me tomorrow. I like bell peppers in mine too. Oh...and snap peas!