Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Heck of a Chopped Salad


My day started off well.  I exercised and ate a good breakfast.  By the time lunch arrived I was not so hungry so I decided to just "snack".  That's always not a good idea.  I started out good with a bowl of cherries then things got drastically worse from there.  There were chips and two chocolate chip cookies also eaten after the madness was over.  That's a big no-no for me.  Well, I wasn't going to let the day get by without getting back on track so I decided a healthy dinner was in order.  Salad.  But I needed a substantial salad that would satisfy me and I wouldn't be tempted by those darn chocolate chip cookies again.  So I raided the fridge and the pantry and this is what I came up with.  I made some grilled chicken for my carnivore hubby, but he was truly happy with this heck of a chopped salad as he called it.   I just finished dinner and I'm full and happy.  Those darn cookies won't get the best of me... (I hope). : )

2 bunches of romaine lettuce chopped
1/2 a large onion diced
2 carrots diced
1 cucumber chopped
1 bell pepper (or sweet peppers) diced
2 serrano chilies (seeded) and diced
1 (15oz) can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
handful of black olives chopped
1 cup of fresh broccoli chopped
1-2 eggs sliced

Light Ranch dressing (your favorite brand as much as you like to dress your salad)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of rice wine vinegar
1 tsp of sugar or splenda

Prepare all the veggies and toss into a bowl with the salad dressing.  Keep chilled until serving.

Enjoy as a meal or as part of a meal.

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