Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mmm... Salad!

I joined a Salad Challenge that started on Sunday. The rules are fairly simple, eat a salad everyday for two weeks that contains at least:

* 2 cups of greens

* an vegetable of another color

* a protein

* a carb (like croutons, rice, etc)

* One additional item that can be a repeat of the ones above

My salads so far:

1 extra large handful of spring mix, 1 serving of garlic crispy onions, .5 oz swiss cheese, 5 baby carrots chopped, 1/4 cup of cauliflower, 1/2 cup of cucumber, 2 tbls of hearty italian bountifuls dressing, 2 slices of roast beef lunchmeat

Chipotle Carnitas salad with extra mixed greens added, cheese, mild salsa, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, guacamole, tortilla chips crushed up, 1 sip of cherry pepsi, water

Stirfry salad–2.5 cups spring mix, 1.25 servings of chicken stirfry (chicken, peapods, broccoli, broccoli slaw, carrots, onions), .25 cup toasted almonds, 2 tbls steamed white rice, water

Tonights salad will be taco salad with ground beef, carrots, corn, onions, corn chips, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. I may break out the guacamole tonight as well. I might add black beans to the mix as well.

What I have learned so far is that I really don't like spring mix that much but I can mix it with other lettuces to finish it up for now. I may buy it again when it is on sale.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Spring mix is my fav. :) Ken's an iceberg man, so I often have to buy two different kinds.