I never never never thought that I would happily eat salad for lunch every day. Having grown up taking a sandwich to school/uni every single day, I never thought I would be full/satisfied at lunchtime without the bread wrapped around it!
Now that my carbs are more limited I have found out that what it is that really keeps you full and give meals flavour is of course the protein and good fat components of the meal. On their own, carbs are actually quite boring (except oats of course, they are just little miracles).
Every work day I find the biggest plate in the kitchen and prep a fresh salad mountain with as much colour and variety as I can- I own a whole drawer to myself in the kitchen's fridge :)
The picture above is the big bowl I use at home on weekends, I feel like I'm eating out of a bucket but its great, I chuck all the ingredients in and give it a good mix with some lemon juice.
The options are endless!
For protein I like:
fish- orange roughy or flake are my favourites
SALMON is to die for
lettuce, spinach etc
beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas
sprouts eg alfalfa, garlic, onion and bean sprouts
lightly steamed broccoli
grated fresh beetroot
Even though I'll probably eat it year round, summer is the perfect time for salads, to try new flavours and combinations. Remember our mantra- GREEN IS LEAN!!