Salad Isn’t So Bad

April 26, 2011

Salads aren’t my “go to” meal choice. If I have the option of a salad or sandwich I usually go with the sandwich. I’m a bread person, not lettuce. Needless to say Atkins was never an option. I’ve never been one of those girls who orders a salad when out to lunch with the girls. On dates I would get a sandwich with fries or chips no fruit cup.

It’s not that I never eat salads, but rarely do I ever make a salad for my meal. It’s more of a large side item for me. Today was no exception. We have TONS of veggies. Every color of each it feels like. I took advantage of this rarity and made a fabulous lunch that I will repeat tomorrow and the next day!

Super veggie salad

Spinach, green and red peppers, carrots, snap peas, sprouts(hidden on the bottom), and raisins for some sweetness. I had a dollop of light ranch and went to town. I was surprised at how good it was. I shy away from salads because I never buy the right ingredients. It’s lettuce, carrots and grape tomatoes and that is a major snooze. For protein I had some cottage cheese and a left over cornbread muffin, I must have some type of bread!

Gotta have my carbs

After work I was a little hungry but decided to hold off on eating until dinner. I usually have a snack around 4 or when I get home before I take Harper on a walk, but I wanted a big meal so I declined. I thought about how to use the leftover chicken for dinner and knew we had lots of veggies still. Clearly I wasn’t making a salad so nachos were created!

Veggie Chicken nachos

This bad boy was OOC(out of control)!!! And the major upside is that I had a great salad for lunch so I got to add more cheese!!

Veggie Chicken Nachos:

Blue Corn Chips

Black beans

Sautéed Green and Red Pepper, Onion

Left over chicken

Peperjack and Cheddar Cheeses

Layer as desired on baking sheet, set in oven on Broil until cheese is melted to preference. EAT UP!!

Now it’s time to read about Skin and head to bed!

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1 Kelly April 26, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Those nachos look awesome!! Seriously yum!!

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2 DiningAndDishing April 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I love salads but I’m soooo with you – gotta make sure there are some carbs in there too! :)

– Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

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3 Heather April 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Seriously!

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