Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I don't make new years resolutions any more. What's the point? I can hardly remember what I ate for lunch, much less what my resolutions were in years past. And no, this isn't a "I resolve not to make any resolutions" post either. Really. I'm just not worried about losing a few more pounds or getting more exercise (thanks to nursing a newborn and chasing a toddler my metabolism is fantastic). I just try to be healthy. Some days I am, and some days I'm not. But if I do it more often than not, I figure it all evens out in the end.

For example, recently I had a series of heavy lunches that consisted of my two bean chili. Yummy, warm, filling, and topped with tons of cheese. Not a light lunch in the least. So this week, I am opting for something less dense - a super food salad. Earthy baby spinach leaves topped with crunchy sweet Gala apple slices, a hunk of silky avocado, and slivers of biting red onion provide tons of vitamins and nutrients. I top this with a few buttery croutons, a simple balsamic vinaigrette, and a bit of grated parmesan (you can lead a horse to salad, but you can't make it stop putting cheese on its plate). After eating this lunch you feel full and fresh. (Good thing, I can't afford to be sluggish with these two babies.)

So, if you are the type of person who makes resolutions, resolve to try this super salad as a part of your new lifestyle. And if you are like me and don't participate in this New Year's tradition, try the salad anyway. It is delicious and healthy. Everyone can get behind that, right?


  1. I have been trying to spice up my salads, because the same thing over and over is so boring. But I have never tried apples in my salad.. this looks great. going on my to-do list!

  2. Granny smith green apples are great in salads too. Add them in with dried cranberries, blue cheese, and walnuts. Yum!


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