This post is all about Salad. Rabbit food, the green stuff, my foods food and more.
I think a lot of “Mainly Men” really undervalue the asset that is salad. I love it. It is so versatile and for the love of Christ there are barely any Macros to worry about! I love salads as additions to meals starters and sides. I love taking part of my dinner and throwing it into the salad to give it more flavor. Ill put cheese, eggs, fruit, cottage cheese, tuna, chicken, beans, corn, cheese nips, the additions are endless! Here I have some of last nights Fajita Slow cooker chicken mixed in with 3 cups of shredded lettuce, and half a cup of spinach, some onions, and tomatoes, and a svg of mozzarella cheese.
BUT WAIT! what about dressings! Most are loaded in Fats, or Carbs, or BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!! Well this is what I do.
You have a few choices. My go to is Waldensfarms 0 Cal dressings. They are life savors. Honey Dijon is prolly my fav, but the ranches, and Italian are not to bad either. Don’t want to go with Chemical Farms? No problem.
Mustard can go a long way. Sounds weird right? Well don’t knock it till you have tried it. Plus they make tons of different flavors of mustard so get creative!
Not a mustard fan? Well then, how about some cottage cheese? Usually I can get away with only using half a svg of fat free cottage cheese in my salads, with some pepper and it is enough moisture to cover everything! Mix in a bit of mustard and you are golden.
What about parmesan or Feta Cheeses? Not bad options either.
Lastly, throwing in some meat of some sort can help as well, specially if it is very moist or flavorful like a pulled chicken or something.
Other options you can add in addition or by themselves would be fruit such as apples or strawberries, or eggs. Hard boiled eggs, and if you want to skip the fat, then just egg the whites.
A lot of time I can get away with a half of svg of low fat or fat free cheese. Gives it just enough flavor to take away the salad flavor
Last but not least….. hot sauce, yes I said it. Hot sauce. So many kinds get creative with flavors. I put some roasted garlic salsa and some salsa Verde in this particular salad.
The Volume on this bad boy was awesome with such a low macro hit, getting a bit of fiber, and some good micros. The biggest reason that I will use volume salads is either A. I am fasting but need some substance to hold me over yet saving as many macros as I can, or B. I need some fillers in my meals. I find salads are so great for option A. For example today is a rest day for me, so I want to save all my macros for dinner. Had a small amount of volume oats for bfast, now this big ole salad half way through the day. This should hold me now until I get home and make some dinner and of course some dessert.
I think I may make some pizza, and with it being national Ice cream day, I gotta figure out something to do with that!
Have a good day everyone and don’t forget to eat some Rabbit food!