Huge THANK YOU to all that showed support when I presented the idea last week.
Lins was more than excited to participate, as well as Kim, Tyah, and Ashlyn! Of course, Laura, one of my bloggy besties, a nutrition guru, jumped on it too! So many others dropped comments here and there telling how they loved the idea and were looking forward to this weeks post. Lindsay and Esther tweeted with me during the week about their support and salad inspirations. Obvs, I was feelin' the love (so grateful) and having fun with this! Hope the rest of you are too!
Why #whatsonyoursalad ???
People for one, it's accountability. When we are working together towards the same goal of healthy eating we can find encouragement, motivation and accountability through each other...a recipe for success.
Secondly, salads are boring & repetitive, if our creations are limited. Salads are powerful and nutritious for our systems, they can be loaded high in fiber with veggies or high in protein with quinoa, meats or eggs, plus all varieties of lettuce contain crazy amounts of water...good hydration, not vibrations, good hydrations.
Thirdly, bloggy friends! How fun is it to blog? Fun. but when you start to network and connect with other bloggers....blogging becomes FUN, bold//caps//turn up the volume type fun.
Here's what I learned....I can eat/enjoy red onions. Mix iceberg with spinach to stretch out a bag of spinach. Orange Juice can be part of salad dressing. Combining salad dressings is a good way to change it up. Fruits on salads are just as yummy and nutritious as any vegetable. Leftovers aren't just for soups. Sunflower seeds help me miss bacon less. And, I'm less messy eating from a bowl than a plate.
My week of salads.
I loved the chicken and craisin salad with walnuts, mixing honey mustard with raspberry vinaigrette for the dressing was super yummy (hit the sweet tooth) and easy to carry to work. Another time, I used left over London Broil from a weeknight dinner and sprinkled Swiss cheese and edamames, added some well needed protein to that days lunch. The Cafe chef salad had some protein too with eggs and seeds.
And for my favorite salad with quick homemade dressing recipe....
Citrus Dressing1/2 c. mayo (could omit by increasing next item)
1/4 c. plain yogurt
1/3 c. orange juice
1/8 tsp. lemon-pepper
mix it all together, chill first if desired!
I will keep posting #whatsonyoursalad over the next few weeks :) It's been lots of fun! There are so many other salads I'm excited to try and share. Let's keep this going?!
I'm really looking forward to your salad creations!!!
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Join us with the hashtag #whatsonyoursalad or comment below with your creative spins to eating salads!