A Salad Bowl Meal

That might seem like a strange headline for a recipe post, but I really didn’t know what to call it.  So, A Salad Bowl Meal is what it is.  You all know that Jordan is on her second round of A Faster Way to Fat Loss and is loving it.  Get the details on that here. Well, I follow a blogger on Instagram who is also on the program, and she was doing lots of stories about the healthy meals she was making for herself.  After cooking up some nutritious foods, she just put them into a bowl and savored every bite.  So, I am sharing this idea with you, but I got it from Seersucker and Saddles.

Salad Bowl Meal - The 2 Seasons

I used to have cottage cheese and fruit for lunch, but now I am eating a bowl of healthy foods with a lettuce or spinach base.  I guess in reality it is a salad, but it isn’t tossed.  Each food has a place on top of the greens.  The nice thing is that at least I know i am getting my five servings of fruits and veggies in one meal.  It sort of takes the pressure off for the rest of the day.  This is how it works:

How to Make a Salad Bowl Meal

First, I put one or two hands full of a lettuce mix or spinach in the bottom of a big salad bowl.  Then I add a variety of foods to each corner.  I always have a pile of black beans or garbanzo beans in a corner.  In another corner I will add hard boiled eggs, chicken that I have baked and cubed, taco filling, tuna or tuna salad, chicken salad, or baked salmon.  In another corner I will have fresh fruit like sliced strawberries, apple, blueberries, or a peach.  Another corner will have diced fresh veggies, leftover roasted veggies, or avocado.  Then on the top I sprinkle either feta cheese or shaved Parmesan cheese and then drizzle some salad dressing over everything.  The best salad dressing that I have found for this is the siracha dressing at Trader Joe’s, but any of your favorites will work.

Salad Bowl Meal - The 2 Seasons

The great thing about this bowl meal is that you can use whatever you have on hand.

Here are some other suggestions:

Almonds

Diced bacon

Oranges

Pineapple

Cut up steak

Pepperoni

Turkey

Raisins

Baked sweet potato

Onions

Corn

Bell Peppers

Carrots

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Cucumbers

You get the idea.  You can see from the picture that it is a colorful, good-looking meal.  And you know that they say you eat with your eyes first.  Another thing that is good about this meal is that it keeps me filled up, and it is satisfying.

Give a salad bowl meal a try, and let us know what you think.  If you have any suggestions as to how to make it better, we are all ears.  Share in the comments so others can see it, too.

We thank you for stopping in today.  Mike and I are headed to his class reunion this weekend in Indiana.  Those things are always fun.  We will see you here tomorrow for our Saturday Selections.

Take care.

 

Comments

  1. Nancy says

    Jannette,
    Bowl meals are my husband’s most requested meal. Old Fiestaware bowls with a lip keep everything inside the bowls, nice & tidy. Thanks for the additional food ideas.
    Have a fun weekend.
    Nancy