I have been trying to eat "clean"as of recent. This began ever since I realized how much I pant each time I go up a flight of stairs and that is not exactly normal for someone my age. I am doing this for health reasons not weight loss but I am also considering being toned which is why I am thinking of joining a gym or doing some form of sport. I was thinking about ehh... kick boxing! Am I being serious? Yes I am. Add swimming and some cardio exercises to that list. Due to these changes, I am trying to eat less carbs especially at night. So I came up with this salad recipe I like to enjoy for dinner with either Grilled Salmon or Grilled chicken I marinate with Nando's Hot Peri-Peri marinade.
You would need:
1 portion of chard
1 portion of endive
1 portion of salanova lettuce
1 portion of Batavia
1 portion roasted seed mix (optional)
2 hands full of cherry tomatoes
1 ripe hass avocado
1 handful of flaked almonds
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette (if you are deep like that and decide to make your own dressing, HERE you go
Begin by washing the vegetables and placing in a salad bowl. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Place in the bowl as well. Gently de-seed the avocado , peel off the skin and cut the flesh into cubes. add the flaked almonds and the vinaigrette and mix lightly. Add the avocado cubes last and sprinkle in the roasted seed mix and you are good to go.
More tasty salad recipes coming up. By the way, this may not be filling and you could find yourself getting hungry later at night so I decided to start snacking on popcorn more often in place of ice cream. I am getting there!