This week I decided to join L’s “Salad a day” challenge over at tryingnottobefat. I love eating salads (cucumbers are my favorite food, period) and I eat a really big one for lunch just about every single day anyway, so in truth joining the challenge caused no disruption to my life whatsoever. I love non-challenging Challenges! Guaranteed success. Haha. I DID have to add some turkey to my salads in order to follow the rule that the salad have protein, so there was that.
3 or 4 handfuls of red leaf lettuce (it’s not as healthy as Romaine, but it’s my fave!)
1 handful of pre-sliced and pre-washed mushrooms
1/3 of an avocado
1/3 of a large cucumber
A little bit of onion, sliced really thin (which is the only way I can tolerate raw onion)
A quarter pound of Boar’s Head turkey, cubed
One small tomato
Half a roasted red pepper, sliced
8 cubes of cheddar cheese that my mom brought me from her work
I dressed it with 5 teaspoons of olive oil and 3 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, added a little bit of salt, and then mixed it all up (must…refrain…from…”salad tossing” joke…). Delish!!