Main Dish Salad

Doesn’t this salad look good enough to eat?  I thought so too when my 24 year old daughter emailed it to me.  Excited about her supper, she couldn’t wait to share her idea and photo with me.  It’s an honor she asked me to join her on her journey to get fit and healthy.

One way I manage my own needs, and a tip I share with all my clients, is making a main dish salad for supper.  This is a trick I learned from Eat, Drink and Lose Weight, a book I use for nutrition classes written by Walter Willett, esteemed Harvard professor and huge proponent of green eating.

The plate is filled with green leafy vegetables and anything else you like. Favorites of mine are mandarin oranges for a juicy bite with the crunchy lettuce, grated raw beets, English cukes and a homemade dressing of EVOO and white balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and capers.  I sprinkle a tablespoon each of toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts.  Yummy!  The flavors meld from sweet and juicy, to astringent and salty, a splash of nuttiness with the olive oil adding a touch of deliciousness to the mouth feel.

Let me help you along your journey – whether it’s general healthy living, vegetarianism, weight loss, cholesterol-lowering diet, or anything else that calls to you, we can work together to make it happen.

A year in review…
90% healthy habit – 10% sheer indulgence

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