I am obsessed with a new salad combination this week and I have Gina (Fitnessista) to thank for it! She posted this Superfood Salad recipe the other day which sparked my interest and craving for making my own version almost immediately.
I have now made my version of Gina’s Superfood salad a few times since she shared her recipe and I want to share my version with you today just in case you want to pick up these yummy ingredients this weekend to make this salad too!
So what does my salad include?
Chopped romaine lettuce
Shredded roasted brussels sprouts
Diced sweet potatoes
I modified Gina’s recipe a bit:
I roasted the brussels sprouts before slicing (because I love roasted brussels sprouts and hate what the raw would do to my stomach)
Replaced the beets with diced, roasted sweet potatoes
Left out the almonds (because I am allergic)
I just love flavor and texture combination of the dried cranberries, feta cheese, brown rice and avocado in this salad.
After being totally out of the salads for lunch phase for quite some time, I now want this salad combination every day. Sweet potatoes and brown rice are a terrific complex carbohydrate addition, especially for us runners. I used the brown rice medley from the frozen section at Trader Joe’s – you just heat up a pouch in the microwave – really fast and easy.
Other great options to this vegetarian salad would be chick peas, quinoa, walnuts and diced apple. To make this salad vegan, leave off the cheese. If you aren’t vegetarian, you could certainly add grilled chicken. Please let me know if you try it and what combination you come up with of your own!
Passover begins later today.
We are going to my parents tonight for the first seder so I guess today I will make some Passover side dishes to bring to their house. I will just be eating dinner as my pathway to the chocolate-covered macaroons for dessert which we picked up from ShopRite’s Passover candy counter.
The chocolate-covered chocolate macaroons are my favorite. But I love the chocolate -covered chocolate chip macaroons too!
With lots of boxes of Matzoh in the house for Passover right now, I haven’t thought ahead much to next week’s meals but found some good recipe links of interest for you. 🙂My new favorite salad plus recipes of interest! #Passover #salad #lunch #recipes #fitfluential Click To Tweet
3 things you are doing this weekend?
If you celebrate Passover, what are you cooking?
Who has a race this weekend?