Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holiday Remorse

All the cookies, candies, fancy dinners, the drinks....the biscuits...LOL. Then you realize it's time to go back to eating healthier again. The holidays and all that caloric eating can't last forever, time to eat the good stuff again, otherwise it will catch up with you later on, right?

So we loaded up the grocery cart with some some fresh veggies. I am not ready to go back to the lettuce salads for those I prefer those in the summer when it's hot. So I grilled up some chicken (that had been soaking in seasoned buttermilk) on my George Forman and while those were sizzling I made some confetti salad. Of course, you can use whatever veggies float YOUR boat but I will tell you what I used tonight:

Confetti Salad

Chopped Red Onion (amounts up to what you need)
Chopped Yellow pepper (amounts up to what you need)
Cubed hydroponic cucumber (amounts up to what you need)
1 clove of garlic, rubbed with 1/2 salt on cutting board to mash
Halved grape tomatoes (amounts up to what you need)
3 handfuls of precut coleslaw (in your salad bag section)
4 shakes of Zesty Italian Salad Dressing (fat free of course)
2 shakes of Balsamic Vinegar
Basil leaves, finely minced
Freshly ground pepper

Super crunchy, sweet and sour...It was great with our grilled chicken, and it's even better the next day after the veggies marinate more!!!

2 comments:

holidays in yorkshire dales said...

Very good tips.I like to prepare different food items.So I used to read food related articles often.Thanks for your tips!

HoneyB said...

I have everyday remorse. ;o) I'm trying to get with the program though! I have a cruise I have to look good for in August!