It’s always a challenge to eat healthy year round but I think it is easier in the summer months.
A big meal at lunch can leave you feeling heavy and sluggish in the hot weather so think ‘salads’.
Whatever you might choose for a sandwich can be used in a salad.
We grill something almost every night and I use the leftover meat for my salads.
Grilled chicken, steak, even hamburgers are perfect for adding to a garden fresh salad. And if you have fresh veggies, you can make all kinds of variations.
We cooked a whole chicken on the grill a few days ago and that made several nice lunches!
Just start with a bed of lettuce (I like Romaine), add tomatoes and fresh veggies and then some meat.
A salad will not be filling or satisfying without some protein. (I don’t eat crackers, croutons, pasta or bread with my salads)
Some of my favorite combinations are a salad with steak, blue cheese crumbles and blue cheese dressing.
Chicken with Havarti cheese, dried cranberries and almond slivers sprinkled on top.
Hamburger crumbled on top with shredded sharp cheddar cheese, avocado and dollops of salsa is good too.
And if you are tired of the usual salad dressings, I have a new favorite.
I take a tablespoon of Kraft mayo, squeeze fresh lemon in it to thin it and add a tiny amount of Truvia to sweeten and drizzle it over the salad.
(what did you think I would serve? Gator bites? heehee)
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Do you have a favorite salad or dressing to share?