Title = fun quote from an episode of Jamie’s School Dinners, where Jamie Oliver was trying to educate a woman on the benefits of feeding her family salad.
Speaking of Salad…
In an effort to do a little pre-emptive healthy eating before the base hedonism of the Christmas Food Fest, I’ve been trying to eat a salad for lunch every day.
Unfortunately I’m getting a bit bored of my standard combinations of greens + veggies + proteins + carbs + dressing.
So, gentle readers, I’m asking you to pony up your salad suggestions. All I ask is that the combinations go thusly:
-Large portion of greens & veggies
-Small portion of protein
-Small portion of carbs
-preference for homemade dressing (though really, if you suggest a style, there’s probably a recipe for making it out there somewhere that I can find).
And because everyone can use a new salad combo, here are the two I’ve been having the most often so far:
1/2 can of Tuna (packed in water, drained)
5 tiny dill pickles, diced
mixed with 1 tbsp mayo
served over2c. Baby Greens
Side of what thins crackers
1/2 oz Blue Cheese, crumbled
5 or 6 slices red onion
2c baby spinach greens
tossed withdijon vinaigrette
(2 parts olive oil to 1 part red wine vinegar, dollop of dijon mustard & smaller dollop of honey – whisk together & season with salt & pepper)
Side of cornbread
What about you? What greeny delights get your mojo going?