Monday, September 27, 2010
Hot Weather Dinner - Salad Bar Tonight?
Too hot to cook. Almost too hot to eat. But since I'm the cook/nutritionist for my family, I'm not going to just throw in the towel. I'm planning on a salad bar tonight. I'll prep the ingredients and they can throw it all together. However, we always include The Big Three (Carbohydrate, Protein, Earth)
Tonight I'll be making BLT SALAD
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes
Thick Cut Bacon, all torn-up
Dressing: Newmans Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
Here are some items you have laying around the kitchen. Pull some out and have a Salad Bar Night!
Leftover Cold Pasta
Crunchy Chow Mien Noodles
Crumbled Tortilla Chips
Corn (the grain most likely to be mistaken for a vegetable)
Canned Kidney Beans
Hard Boiled Egg (see my video!)
Cheese (grated, so we don't go crazy)
Tofu (Extra Firm, diced)
Edamame (cooked and shelled)
White Chunk Tuna (canned, drained)
Lettuce (Exception: Iceberg has no nutritional value)
Baby Spinach Leaves
Sliced red peppers
mandarin orange slices
After dinner, head out to frozen yogurt, then they can really build a delicious creation!