I love to eat. Over time, my diet has evolved from grilled cheese, fries and coke, to far healthier choices. Needless to say, salad was not always part of my repertoire.
Above is one of my favorite salads. It's healthy too. On a bed of organic lettuce, I add some of my favorite veggies, like carrots and peppers, slices of fruit like mangoes and apples, tomatoes, avocado, and 150-200 calories worth of protein like lentils, marinated tofu, Field Roast, or Chick'n-free Chicken from Follow Your Heart.
I don't add salad dressing. Rather, I let the salad marinate in the tomatoes and fruit, and no calorie-laden dressing is needed.
I get my organic lettuce and bulk veggies and fruit at Costco. Or I buy from local farmer's markets. Trader Joe's has marinated tofu or lentils in their refrigerator section, and Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park (if you live in LA) has lots of "fake meat" options, including my favorite, Chick'n-free Chicken. Field Roast, a soy-free "grain meat" sold at Whole Foods, has a meaty texture and tastes great sliced in sandwiches, cubed in salads, or cooked with veggies and mashed potatoes.