Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nutrition: My favorite Salad

Being on a restricted calorie diet and training hard for competition makes me a very hungry girl. Since salad greens, peppers, onions, and tomatoes are all free foods, I use a TON of them in my salads. It's very filling and I don't get hungry for at least 2 hours after I eat it! Here is my favorite salad recipe: (All ingredients from Costco)
  • three full handfuls of organic salad greens (from Costco, of course)
  • two handfuls of chopped green, yellow, red, and orange peppers
  • chopped, cooked green beans
  • chopped broccoli and/or dry broccoli slaw
  • diced tomatoes, De-seeded
  • 1/2 of a small avocado, chopped
  • 4-6 ounces of your favorite protein source- chicken, ground turkey, 5 chopped egg whites, or tuna
  • I top it all with a 50/50 mix of lemon juice and Galeo's low-fat miso or Galeo's Caesar dressing-1/4 cup of each.
This is a HUGE salad. If you don't quite have the same appetite as me, reduce it to half, and it will still be really big! I usually make about 5 salads at the same time, so I always have ready in the fridge. I eat at least one of these a day. You can substitute the avocado for olive oil, and mix with vinegar for dressing. Limit the olive oil to one tablespoon.

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