Since the whole low-carb thing has reached somewhat of a plateau, I am trying to now go more raw fruits and veggies without completely gaining back the 8lbs I've lost. I could keep going low-carb, but I don't feel that healthy eating a bunch of eggs, meat and cheeses. Over the last two days, I've been trying out some new salad options, and I'm loving them. So far, no weight gain, but I've haven't lost anymore either. Two of my favorite salads right now are grilled chicken Caesar, and then a combination of a spring mix of greens, walnuts, mild crumbled feta, and raspberry vinaigrette. Skip basically looks at me and says, "Are you enjoying your leaves and twigs." He's not so much a salad guy. Can you tell?
Here is my request...Since all of you have done such a great job giving me book titles last week (please keep em' coming), now I would love to hear some of your favorite salad recipes. If your not much of a salad person, but do know of a healthy low carb entree or side, send that my way too! I'm not ready to venture into the land of breads and starches yet, so keep that in mind. It has taken me three weeks to get over the dreams of warm Texas Roadhouse rolls filled with honey-butter, and Crispy Creme doughnuts. I'm not going back there for some time. Maybe when I reach my goal, I'll have a crouton. A girl can dream, right!
*I almost forgot to mention that this is my coolest new find. I only need 4 or 5 sprays, and that means only 5 calories. I've only tried the Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette, but when I went to their website I found many other choices. And for a bonus, they have salad recipes to go with their dressings online.