Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eating More Fruit and Veggies Never Tasted So Good!

Hey Blog Fam!

My 10 year reunion at Wilberforce University is coming up towards the end of February, so I am in the process of shedding an extra 20 pounds that I found in Detroit. I don’t know where I found this 20 pounds but I know one thing this 20 has to go. I am following the Fat Smash diet loosely and I am incorporating more raw veggies and fruit into my diet. In my efforts to eat more raw veggies and fruit I stumbled upon a great salad recipe. I was trying to recreate a salad that I had at the Atlanta Bread Co., but I came up with something all my own.

Here is the recipe to what I like to call Craisin Blue Granny Salad (What do you think of that name??)

1 cup of Spinach Leaves
1 cup of Romaine Lettuce Mix
¼ cup of Craisins (Ocean Spray dried cranberries)
½ of a Granny Smith Apple (Sliced in thin sections)
2 tbsp of red peeled onion (sliced very thin)
¼ cup of Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds
1 small Tomato
1 small Cucumber
¼ cup of Crumbled Blue Cheese
3 oz. of grilled or baked chicken breast (You can omit this if you like)

I used Light Balsamic Vinaigrette but you can use any clear salad dressing. Italian or Raspberry Vinaigrette

Just throw it all in and enjoy

I know when I first heard of fruit in a salad, I was totally turned off. That just comes from no exposure as a kid. My mother stuck to what she knew and nothing else. Now that I am eating new things my sister and other family members call me Country Club (another word for uppity or booshe (sp)). Or they say…Oh Trina is cooking those Country Club Meals again. They can call me what they like but I know that by eating more raw fruits and veggies will help me to get rid of the extra weight as well as help me feel better. The new fruit and veggie combinations have my taste buds doing the cabbage patch right now. I never knew that fruits and veggies could taste so good.


C. said...

The salad sounds really good! I have a 20% off one item coupon at Borders. I'm gonna use it to check out Dr. Ian's Fat Smash Diet.

I am interested in building a more natural, raw diet for myself and I hear this book could help loads with that.