A salad? In the winter? It’s admittedly not as satisfying as hot cocoa but spring weather is perhaps coming and I can’t wait for sunshine. Also I really hope to start exercising again!
The last few months have definitely not been the healthiest – I can’t recall the last time I worked out. Also, I have also been eating large amounts of ice cream and chocolate daily *ahem*
Since the Super Bowl, B has been excited to try the Tom Brady diet – while he loves his beloved 49ers, and doesn’t particularly care for the Patriots, he definitely respects Tom Brady’s discipline. In my opinion, anyone who can handle his diet gets respect.
Since I have the puppy now, B is trying to get back into shape and eating healthy (of course, this plan went into effect the day after the Super Bowl, because “it’s a special occasion for nachos, pizza, and wings”).
The Tom Brady diet is mostly plant based, so here’s something that might work (although Tom Brady doesn’t eat tomatoes, and B won’t give up tomatoes) – Greek Salad and Roasted Hummus. This is a really easy salad you can toss together the night before work, and the hummus can be made in advance.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, unpeeled
1/4 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 small-medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
hummus, recipe below
TZATZIKI SAUCE: Place the yogurt in a small bowl. Grate your cucumber into another small bowl; pour out excess liquid. Add grated cucumber to yogurt bowl. Mix in lemon, vinegar, dill, and spices, adjusting to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
SALAD: Toss lettuce, onion, tomatoes and cucumber together. Top with feta cheese and olives. Drizzle tzatziki sauce all over the salad. Serve with hummus and pita chips. Enjoy!