3.08.2012

easy, yummy mama lunch





i just can't get a green smoothie down. there was a time when i was drinking them every day, but i just can't do it anymore. i finally admit that i don't really care for them, probably never will care for them, and well, i just don't feel like drinking them anymore. i never make them entirely healthy, either. i may load the blender with greens, but i also cheat by adding juice to sweeten things up. but i have found a filling way to get my veggies down. forget iceburg lettuce salads with ranch dressing. these salads are fresh, fancy, and delicious. i can eat a giant bowl of this -- the possibilities are practically endless and the ingredients last a surprisingly long time!


pick your green - my favorite is spinach by itself, but any garden mix will do.
pick your fruit - dried cranberries, cubed apples, pear slices, grapes, tangerines. whatever sounds good to you.
pick your cheese - i love feta in my salads. in the salad above, i used white stilton with apricots. yum!
pick your crunch - walnuts, almonds, pecans, or flax seeds are yummy additions.
dress - finally, top with extra virgin olive oil & a rich balsamic vinegar. you can also add a little splash of juice if you want; orange or cranberry are delicious.

enjoy and feel good about what you are putting in your body!


2 comments:

  1. yummy my favorite combo is...

    mixed greens with
    dried cranberries
    goat cheese crumbles
    red onion (sliced thin)
    walnuts

    and i recently feel in love with white balsamic vinegar

    darn... wish i had all those ingredients now

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    1. mm, i've never tried white balsamic vinegar!

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