Let me start off by saying that I normally prefer to have a little more substantial dinner than a salad. I do eat a lot of salads with some kind of meaty goodness added, but typically for lunch. But I had indulged in a few (ahem) adult beverages yesterday, so I wanted to cut some calorie corners today to make up for it. Yeah. Don’t judge me!
Anyway, so I ended up having a relatively large-ish breakfast (as it was actually brunch-ish time), skipped an actual lunch (kinda bad, but whatevs!) and then had this yummy salad for dinner. I snacked later on a few Skinny Banana Cookies and a half a thimbleful glass (4oz) of skim milk. The calorie ship was [mostly] righted again, averaged over both days.
So, here’s how this salad magic happened: I had some leftover steak and corn on the cob that I had grilled up the day prior. I’m pretty new to grilling, so the steak was a little more done than I prefer, which is some nebulous place between medium-rare and medium. Kinda pink in the middle, basically. No matter, not gonna stop me from eating it! And grilled corn…lordy! Everybody got time for that! Just FYI, I’ll be dedicating a future post to my new fascination with charcoal grilling on my new lil’ baby Weber Smokey Joe Silver (in hard-to-find lime green!) Suffice it to say for now that I would TOTALLY MARRY LIL’ SMOKEY JOE if I could!
Here’s what I threw in this salad, and the calorie count came to approx. 313 cals. Most of the miscellaneous veggies were omitted from my count. More details here in this Nutrition Info post.
- Approx 2 cups total of bagged mixed salad greens and baby spinach
- Dressed with 1 TBSP of Walnut Vinaigrette (made with 3 Tbsp walnut oil, 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 or 2 Tbsp water, S&P to taste)
- Grilled Sirloin Tip Steak (3.4 oz)
- Grilled corn (cut off the cob, 2 oz)
- Sliced toasted almonds (5 g)
- 1 Kumato Tomato (BEST tomatoes EVAH! “Favoritest Faves!” future post alert! )
- Red and yellow sweet peppers, sliced in to strips
- Celery, chopped
- Scallions (or green onions, spring onions, whichever you call them)
- Matchstick carrots
- Cucumber, sliced
- Eat Smart bagged broccoli slaw
- Chopped fresh chives
I think that was pretty much it. Of course, you can fling in whatever kind of veggies work for you…:) Enjoy!
P.S. Disclaim-o-rama: I have no affiliation whatsoever with any company or products linked to or mentioned in this post. Thanky!