May 07, 2012

Quick lunch salad...

I have recently lost 20 pounds.  I am still working on losing about 15 to 20 more.  I have changed how I eat and I plan meals much better these days.  I also keep lots of things prepped and ready to put together things like this salad.

This is a typical lunch for me these days.

I started this one with about 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
1/2 of an apple chopped up
1 serving (about 2 Tbsp) pistachios toasted
1/6 to 1/3 cup craisins
1/2 cooked chicken breast cubed
I love to add Feta cheese to the top, too when I have it

I also make my own Cranberry Vinaigrette
1/2 cup cranberry juice and reduce it in the saucepan for a few minutes
a couple Tbsp apple cider vinegar or Basamic vinegar added once the above is cooled
pinch of salt
if you want a little sweetness you can add a bit of brown sugar to taste
about 1/2 cup of olive oil whisked in to form an emulsion

I use about 2 Tbsp or so of the vinaigrette on the salad

This is one of my favorite "go-to" lunches these days.  YUM!!!


  1. Kellie9:17 AM

    the dressing sounds great but you put 1/2 cup cranberry juice and 2 Tbsp of ???? in a sauce pan. You did not say what it is.

  2. sorry... my mouse skips around sometimes and I start typing and it jumps to another part of the document. Nothing... just the juice is reduced but I added a bit about making it sweeter by adding brown sugar if you like a little more sweetness to it. It should be right now.