Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Salad bar

One of the teams in my office (Most places call them "Departments" but not us!) put together a Salad Bar potluck today. My contribution was bacon bits (which I don't eat...but the list already had about 50 things on there and I didn't want to copy anyone) and chopped cucumbers (How come nobody else thought of this except me? I love cucumbers...)

We seriously had over 50 toppings and if I had been a total jerk I would've taken two plates of salad just to try all of them.

It gave me some ideas though. I eat a salad everyday for lunch and after a few weeks I started getting bored. Which is bad. I started imagining going to Taco Time or Wendy's. Now that the salad bar is over I have all kinds of new ideas for my salads, which has reinvigorated my love for salad.

On my shopping list for next weeks salads are:
  • Garbonzo Beans
  • Peas
  • Honey Mustard Dressing (My favorite is the Roasted Red Pepper dressing from Kraft, but I'm a little burned out on it!)
  • Sunflower seeds
Until today my salad "recipe" has been:
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Two things of string cheese, cut up and added (I suppose I could just use shredded mozzarella, but the string cheese also makes a good afternoon snack)
  • About 4 oz of grilled chicken (I buy the frozen, pre-cooked Tyson Grilled Chicken Breasts and microwave them for 2 minutes...yum)
  • Every week or two I'll buy Hass Avocados and use 1/2 of one in a salad, to me they have a very distinct, powerful taste though, so I only use them once in awhile so that I don't get tired of them and so that I can taste the other stuff in my salad
  • Kraft Roasted Red Pepper salad dressing, I bought it a few months ago for a pot roast recipe I wanted to try and ended up using the leftovers on my salad and GOODBYE RANCH DRESSING Hello NEW LOVER!!!

I've been eating various versions of the above salad since I started this plan in February, I tried adding a Smart One frozen meal with it, but I really don't like most of the flavors they have. Once in awhile I'll heat up a frozen tamale (one of our clients makes them, brings them in and sells them by the dozen so I have some on hand in case I forget lunch or something). Last week I was feeling adventurous and threw in a turkey sandwich (I know. SEXY!)

The way I figure it, I eat a super healthy breakfast and lunch, and that way I don't feel bad for what I eat for dinner (My husband isn't on a diet or sticking to a plan and I am having a hard time with that...which is a post for a different day...)

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