All packed up & ready to go!
I thought I would share how I make my daily salads. They are so good, they totally changed my thinking about salads! I layer my ingredients in a Tupperware container. First, 1 Tbsp of sunflower seeds. Then 1/2 a tomato, 2 mushrooms, 1/2 a zucchini, 1/2 a cucumber, then a handful of lettuce. Putting the lettuce on top keeps it from getting squished and soggy. Any other vegetables you like can totally work too! Use whatever you have and/or like. The sky's the limit! Some other yummy toppings include kalamata olives and artichoke hearts.
Of course, a salad isn't much without a good salad dressing! Enter my current fav, my own Tart & Tangy Salad Dressing:
Tart & Tangy Salad Dressing
1 bottle Newman's Own Light Italian
1/2 cup grapeseed oil (or olive oil)
3 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
Directions: Place all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until well mixed. I estimated that this should make about 14-2 Tbsp. servings, which would be 144 calories a serving! Yum!
When it's time for lunch, pour 2 Tbsp. of salad dressing over salad, put lid back on Tupperware container, and shake it all up. Then enjoy! :)