In Desperate Need of Vegetables

easy salad recipe

I’m coming off about 5 days of less-than-ideal eating.  I followed my own advice for the most part (well, not #s 2, 3, or 5, I must admit), but never stocked my kitchen with healthy food to eat between holiday meals…so between holiday meals I ate Christmas cookies, nuts, crackers with cheese, and whatever else was convenient.  Darn it!

So last night, I was seriously craving veggies.  We had a few salad greens plus ground chicken, leftover wild rice, and cooked lentils, so I assembled this hearty green salad.  The high-protein chicken and lentils filled us up so we were able to steer clear of our remaining holiday desserts…finally.

All I did for this salad was mix the ground chicken with fresh chopped herbs, salt, and pepper, then formed it into meatballs and browned them in a pan until they were cooked through.

salad recipe

The rest was easy.  Just filled bowls with a huge heap of baby spinach, chopped tomatoes, shredded carrots, olives, avocado, then a sprinkling of rice, lentils, and a few chicken meatballs on top.  It was more of a meal-in-a-bowl than a regular salad, and was so good.

lentil salad

Looking forward to many more salads in the coming weeks!

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