Monday, March 5, 2012

The One With Mama's Favorite Salad

Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up at lunch, you know? This is mine:
Such a simple and yummy salad. A little sweet. A little savory. Here's how I make a personal serving:

Apple and Craisin Salad
  • 2 cups mixed greens (romaine and red lettuce and spinach)
  • 1/2 Pink Lady apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese (not pictured because I ran out that day)
  • Croutons
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seed dressing
I keep all these items on hand so that it's easy to throw together. And so much more grown up than grilled cheese sandwiches.  I especially like that it cures a sweet tooth on a long day.
And I learned a cool trick for cutting down on your dressing if you're watching your calorie intake. Add all ingredients to a tupperware container that has a lid. Measure out the correct serving size of dressing (usually about 2 tablespoons). Close the lid and shake up. It will lightly coat your whole salad - so you get all the flavor with less dressing.

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