This has been my lunch for a couple years now, in some variation or another 🙂 It settles my stomach, makes me feel lighter, and is FULL of vitamins and phytonutrients! 🙂 This is also a fabulous go-to when asked to bring something to a potluck or a friends house, everyone LOVES salad, and you can eat TONS of it if there is nothing else there that is Hypoglycemia Diet/ Carb Intolerant safe!
Lettuce (green, leafy over iceberg)
Red, orange, yellow, green peppers
Mushrooms, olives, celery
Cheese- cheddar, mozza, feta, parmesan
chopped, cooked chicken breast/ boiled eggs/ taco meat/
Nuts and seeds (make sure on the Hypoglycemia Diet strict/ Carb Intolerant that you eat only a small handful of these a DAY)
Sugar-free salad dressing(Ranch)
Start by boiling your eggs, they cook in 15 minutes from start to finish. When done, set in cold tap water, drain when warmed up and re-fill with cold tap water. This keeps the eggs from going black.
I have a HUGE salad bowl that we fill every 2-3 days for our lunches (for 2).
This time of year, lettuce is fresh and delicious, so make sure you try the GREEN lettuce like Romaine, these contain much more nutrients and vitamins. Even try some spinach in there, it has very little flavor when it’s un-cooked! Kale is also FULL of nutrients, not to mention the anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, cancer-fighting properties! Check out more info here for Kale. Please cut kale very fine if uncooked, it’s a bit tougher than your regular lettuce! All the veggies listed above are optional! We have been having just lettuce and peppers- which are on sale in all the colors! YUMM 😀 The only ingredients NOT optional is the lettuce and some protein like eggs, or meats.
Avacado, cheese, nuts and seeds are also optional. The key here is to change it up a bit each time so you don’t get tired of it! Think of salad like you USED to think of bread- it’s your staple lunch food, all the rest are just what you eat WITH your salad!
Tip: Substitute Taco meat for the boiled eggs for a change and eat with sugar- free salsa and sour cream- you will want some cheese with this! Taco salad is so YUMMM 😀 You can also buy some sugar-free sliced meats in the place of the boiled eggs. Definitely try making your own salad dressings, there are MANY sugar free recipes out there. And remember, you can always substitute Xylitol and Splenda in place of sugar in a recipe! 🙂
Tip: I often use a sprinkle of ground flax in my salad for some Omega oils and to help with digestion among other things! 😀 Try different seeds, like pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, these are all full of healthy omega oils and so good for your body and skin! not to mention, your tummy will thank you! 🙂