Monday, April 8, 2013

Salat, ensalada, salad...

Salad a day has been going well, even though Saturday my salad was iceberg lettuce and tomato slices snitched from the hamburger station at my husband's work party. I'd rather not think about the other food option: crawfish. I don't think any amount of time in the South will warm me up to those little mud bugs.

Sunday was romaine, fresh basil, fresh grated ginger, apples, and walnuts. Yum.

Caught in the act of stealing some of Mommy's salad. We start 'em young around here.

Tonight I plan on making a great salad from some delish FRESH FRESH FRESH greens my friend let me pick from her garden this morning. So excited. The more salad you eat, the better lettuce tastes, seriously. I hardly need dressing anymore.

A bounteous life

 We ordered a basket from Bountiful Baskets last week, and my fridge is full to overflowing with glorious vegetables! Besides condiments, the only thing left that isn't a vegetable is my wheat germ and flax meal. It's amazing. I'm so excited to make dinners this week. If you have any sort of produce co-op near you, join in the fun! I'm so excited I discovered that we have one close by here.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Salad a day

My goal lately has been a salad a day. It has been remarkably fun. Sometimes I don't get to it until it's time for a bedtime snack, but if I'm going to eat before bed, what better option than some leafy greens? So I'm going to document it here. I may or may not remember photos, but I will try to be good about getting them. Didn't get a picture today, but here's what I ate:

1 cup kale
2 cups romaine
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup black beans
1 Tbsp homemade date-sweetened vinaigrette (recipe HERE), I like mine thinner than what she does so I thin it out with water, plus it coats the greens more evenly that way and you get just as much flavor with fewer carbs from the dates.