We had a busy long weekend and ate out a lot but I found a few places that offered some good salad options:
July 1st, 2011
Stonefire Grill – Garden Salad
A traditional garden salad at a traditional barbeque joint…
July 2nd, 2011
Urbane Cafe – Urbane Cafe Salad with Portabello mushroom (instead of chicken)
My favorite obsession right now! The combination of spring mix, pears, goat cheese, walnuts, grilled portabello, and balsamic vinaigrette – my mouth is watering just posting this. 🙂
Wokcano – Seaweed Salad
I’m just realizing that this doesn’t have a whole lot of nutrients as I always thought it did but its low in calories and one of my favorite dishes to order at a Japanese or sushi restaurant.
Kona Krisp – Thai peanut salad with fried shrimp (** I know this isn’t the healthiest salad but they don’t offer any other protein alternative to chicken)
I love this Hawaiian fusion BBQ restaurant I just wish they had more ‘healthy options.’
Shredded Chicken Taco Salad (homemade)
Ingredients – lettuce, carrots, cherry tomatoes, salsa, organic chicken, daiya cheddar cheese, black beans, avocado, homemade crispy tortilla strips
This is a super easy dish to make. It’s full of protein and delicious veggies and of course my salad dressing is salsa.
Ingredients – broccoli slaw (from Trader Joe’s), crushed cashews, fat free balsamic vinaigrette (TJ’s)
This has to be one of the easiest side salads to make or make it as an entree by adding your favorite meat and some extra veggies. We had ours as a side to garden burgers and fresh strawberries.
Super Spinach Salad (Trader Joe’s)
My mom introduced me to this salad just a few weeks ago and I’m in love with it! I use barely a teaspoon of the dressing (very high in calories and fat) but the combination of the veggies and quinoa and seeds is perfect, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Homemade ‘Urth’ Salad
A few years back I worked in Beverly Hills and a few doors down from my workplace was Urth Cafe. If you have never been there I’d highly recommend it! They offer organic chicken and have the most delicious coffee drinks including Boba. Since I don’t live close by to any Urth Cafe locations I make my own version of the salad at home. This includes Organic Spring Mix, goat cheese, carrots, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, hearts of palm, and balsamic vinaigrette. You can also add garbanzo beans, chicken, or tuna for a little added protein.
2 thoughts on “Salad Challenge Week #1 07/01/11 – 07/07/11”
OH yay! I like the combo of eating out and in with salads! Might need to sneak these into next weeks menu!
I tried to eat in more often than out this past weekend but sometimes with a baby you never know when you are going to make it to the grocery store… salads always need fresh ingredients, so we ate out more than I anticipated 🙂