Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Spinach Salad for Lunch all Week
Since the Christmas holidays, I've been struggling to drop the extra ten pounds that I gained with all the wonderful meals and gifts of cookies, candy and treats. Now I'm paying for my over indulgence.
I don't really mind eating healthier and not eating my own baked goods to drop the extra weight.
The produce came from Aldi where I found a beautiful head of iceberg lettuce for eighty-nine cents, organic triple-washed baby spinach for around two dollars, a dozen eggs at a dollar twenty-nine and a pack of fresh strawberries for two twenty-nine.
Their store brand organic black beans are ten cents higher than the non-organic ones so I splurged and paid the seventy-five cents. Lemons were just a quarter each. I squeezed the juice from half of one over the top of this salad and then topped it off with some Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.
Roma tomatoes were six for sixty nine cents so I topped Tuesday's salad with one and shredded a carrot to add color along with a spoonful of leftover canned corn. A bit of Quesadilla cheese over the top of the salad the second day added a bit of protein.
All together, the ingredients for my lunch all week made each meal reasonably priced at about a dollar per salad.