Hi! Happy end of the work day on Thursday! I am getting so, SO excited for leaving tomorrow for the Healthy Living Summit! Are you going? If not, is there anything specific you want me to try to find out while I’m there? I promise to take lots and lots of pictures, but won’t blog until Sunday evening when I’m back.
But first, a quickie lunch/snack post. Today’s lunch was SO delicious, and so easy to throw together too. I started with a monster salad, that had no lettuce! I actually love having salads like this occassionally with no greens for a base because every bite of the salad is good stuff. i always think of lettuce as filler, but maybe that’s just me.
This salad had:
- 1/2 cup chickpeas (1 pt)
- 1 whole cucumber (from my farm share) (0 pts)
- 1 box of grape tomatoes (also from the CSA) (0 pts)
- 1/2 small avocado (2 pts)
- 2 tbsp lemon hummus (1 pt)
I also had a slice of whole wheat toast on the side (1 pt) to get some carbs!
The tomatoes and cucumber were the highlights of the salad. They taste so fresh and delicious straight from the farm. I honestly sometimes forget how good fresh veggies can be! I ended up smearing some of the hummus and mashed avocado on the bread as I got towards the bottom of the salad. Lettuce-less salads are always great because everything is a topping basically, and I love me some toppings!
Afternoon snack was a plain siggi’s yogurt (2 pts) with some fiber one (0 pts).
The Siggi’s is a little tart for me, so I added a packet of Truvia and then it was perfect. Each jar of plain yogurt has 17 grams of protein, plus 16 grams of fiber from the Fiber 1! Very filling and satisfying snack, which is low in points, too.
I’m about to check out from work to get some last minute shopping done for tomorrow’s trip. Be back in the morning!
What’s your favorite salad combo lately?