Monday, July 12, 2010

Salads! Smashing! Sensational! Sexyliscious!

I'm obsessed with salads.  Beth and Bitch Cakes both talk about salad a lot, and I wanted to do my own little homage to them.

I try to eat a huge salad every day if possible.  I thought I'd take you all through my typical salad!

I buy these huge boxes of salad, and try to go through one a week!

This is how much salad I put on the plate.  I pile it up really high.  This is a full size dinner plate.

Then I cut the salad into little pieces so it lays nice and low and flat.  This way I can pile on a ton of veggies and eat bite sized pieces without any problems!

I cut up cucumber, bell peppers (here orange and yellow,) mushrooms, and a little bit of tomato.  Usually I'll put avocado on there too but the ones I bought aren't quite ripe yet.

Then I cut up lunch meat - chicken or turkey, and also put a bit of shredded cheddar.


On a side note, I got a new t-shirt from Target a few days ago, and I LOVE it.  I'm obsessed with trees and birds (getting a half sleeve tattoo in October that will prove that point...) - and this shirt is awesome.  It says "Let love grow."  :)  I've gotten to the point where I'm tucking shirts into my jeans and it feels fantastic.  I'll be back with a weigh in on Wednesday!


Julie, The Wife said...

Want the salad, love the t-shirt, and you are rockin' those bangs. All yummy.

Vodka Logic said...

Gotta love salads and they have to be bite size when I eat them messing around just enjoyment

Dani said...

You look GREAT woman!! I need to up my salad intake for sure- the spring mix is def my fav!

Unknown said...

OMG! I picked up that very shirt at Target and told Alex I wanted it!!! Hilarious.

I also had an awesome salad tonight - goat cheese, fresh blueberries, and walnuts. So gooooood!!

Kimberly said...

Great salad, great tee!

And great job on your success!

Anonymous said...

I really need to follow your lead and eat one salad a day. I'm proud of you girl!

Runnergirl said...

My god you are looking SKINNY! Clearly the no carbs works for you.

I love Tossed and Pax in America for their big salads - not cheap, but I learnt how to make salads that aren't just lettuce, cucumber and tomato!

We have ours with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.

Crystal said...

Oh my heavens you look amazing girl! Like I haven't told you that before. Haha.

I would be so scared to eat a salad that big with all the yummy stuff on it, but it apparently works! Maybe my lettuce and a drizzle of dressing isn't cutting it anymore?

Draea Lael (Rose) said...

You look amazing, chica!!!
I am also a lover of ginormous, savory salads! I am just horrid at making them for myself cuz I feel like a dolt for making 2 meals. Occasionally, the hubs and Drama Llama will dig in on the salad idea...but my boys think I have lost my mind if a salad is ALL we eat...regardless of the fact it could feed the Roman legion. >.>

Valerie Roberson said...

Oh I love birds and trees too- ADORABLE shirt!
That salad looks yummy. I'm not a big bell pepper fan, but that looks really tasty!

Allan said...

Diet is great. Pictures are great. Salad is great. 1/2 Sleeve tattoo... Great today, still with you as a Grandma... Not so great///

MMM said...

I miss salad! That looks so good. These days I have stopped eating lettuce because I can taste the dirt...even after I wash it. Ah... pregnancy! LOL!

C said...

have not read your blog in awhile... you are sort of people will start asking you why you are dieting at all! Salads- sometimes I copy Panera.. I like to add pecans or olives...not so crazy about Paul Newman's non-fat light Asian Sesame Ginger dressing... (I think that's what it is called... what a name.)

Bubbie said...

My biggest problem with salads are the dressings. I guess I need to go back to dunking! I agree with everyone - you look fantastic.
What is a half-sleeve tattoo?