Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I mentioned last week that we are making tweaks to our plan. The Mr is already a big salad lover but I'm kind of indifferent on the subject. It's not that I don't like them on occasion but eating a salad rarely fills me up. As I started looking at salad add in's from vegan and vegetarian vloggers, I was able to get some ideas that have given us some good, filling meals.
This was a great salad...
A spring mix salad tossed with 2 tbsp of TJ's Bacon Onion Vinaigrette with roasted sweet potato, clementine wedges, half a serving of walnuts and topped with an egg. It came in at 470 calories.
We had this next one a few nights later...
Thai shrimp salad. I made a thai-like dressing out of 2/3 cup of chicken bone broth, 2 tbsp of creamy all natural peanut butter and 1 tbsp of chipotle Tabasco sauce microwaved until thickened. I pre-made some black rice and added 1/3 cup of that over the salad with clementine wedges, a sprinkle of broccoli slaw, carrots and garlic shrimp. 450 calories
Another favorite was a Mexican style salad...
Spring mix tossed with the TJ's vinaigrette, carrots, corn, black beans, red peppers and walnuts with 4 oz of salmon. 550 calories.
This was kind of a California/Hawaiian hybrid...
Grilled, marinated ahi topped with orange zest and sesame seeds, 1/3 cup pineapple, 1/2 avocado (bleck), red pepper, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli slaw and a servings of walnuts.
Eating a huge salad takes quite a bit of time so it allows me time to get full by forcing me to eat slower. We'll get in the habit of having 1-2 big salads per week. I found a new dressing that is low on sodium and sounds really good so I'm sure I'll be reviewing that soon.
This change has also made it feel like I'm out of a food rut since I can use so many add ins with seasonal product and use alternate sources of protein like eggs and nuts if I don't feel like defrosting something.
How often do you eat salads? What are your favorite add in's?
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