Monday, February 29, 2016

Salads for Lunch

 As I've mentioned before, my kids are on wedding diets and I have been feeding them salads during the week. They basically try to eat on main meal so I make it a good one.  As a base for each salad, I add about 1/3 cup of cooked pasta.  This gives it that extra ooomph which makes it more filling without adding too many calories.

 I fill each container with lots of different types of lettuce, much of which I get in my CSA box.

 Then I add shredded carrots, sliced radishes and celery.

 I sprinkle on a bit of crumbled blue cheese.  Just a little to give it added flavor. I like to add lupini beans, thinly sliced onion and a few olives. During the winter I make oven roasted tomatoes and they are wonderful in salads.

 They are topped off with a sliced hard boiled egg and some slices of grilled  seasoned chicken.

At the very end, I shave some cheese over it and add some nuts.  These salads vary each day and my kids have really been enjoying them.