I love a good salad, filled with a little of everything. I can be satisfied, full, and sustained from a great salad. I have a few salad dressings that I rotate between (most of them homemade) so I don’t ever feel like it’s the *same old* thing (though I can honestly say I’ve never felt that way anyways). I remember a friend growing up commenting to me that her mom never really ventured into new territory when it came to cooking, especially salads. It was always the same lettuce, cucumbers, and dressing kind of thing. Which, don’t get me wrong, is delicious too – but a salad can really be FUN!
As I’m typing I am eating a salad for lunch and I am LOVING it. Here’s what’s in the bowl today:
Harboiled Eggs – just the whites (I don’t like yoke)
Sugared Pecans – just a few…a little indulgence
Orange Pepper (I like every colour except green)
Chicken Breasts – cooked with garlic salt and pepper
I wanted spinach but the grocery store was out when I went but I love romaine too, so it’s no biggie. If you aren’t big on straight spinach salads, try just mixing a handful in with your regular lettuce.
Don’t be afraid to play around….you can also add Pears, Oranges (canned or fresh), Cantaloupe, Apples, Grapes, Raspberries, Carrots, Purple Onion, Feta Cheese, Green Onions, Leftover Steak, Radishes, etc…the options are seriously endless!