MY DAILY SALAD
I have the same lunch every day. Sounds boring, I know, but I enjoy it and it helps me stay healthy. I buy most of these items at Whole Foods in Newton Massachusetts. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
- •LettuceI buy bags or boxes of Spring Mix, which includes baby lettuces and a little radicchio, which I sometimes remove.
- •Red CabbageI prefer it to green cabbage but I don't know why.
- •Yellow or Orange PepperI buy mine at Trader Joe's, where I find big firm peppers for $1.19. (Did you know that nothing at TJ's is sold by weight?)
- •AvocadoAlso from Trader Joe's, where I buy them for $1.39. I can't bring myself to pay $2 at the supermarket or at Whole Foods, which insults my intelligence by pricing them at 2 for $4.
- •Jicama.I find these difficult to cut . Fortunately, my local Whole Foods sells tubs of jicama pieces with slices of lime for a couple of bucks. A good food for diabetics, by the way.
- •SproutsThe mixture I buy contains adzuki (whatever they are), lentils, and green peas.
- •Strawberries2 of them, sliced. Almost feels like candy in this context.
- •TofuHalf a package of Golden Sesame Tofu from Whole Foods. Occasionally I substitute Buck's Tuna, which may be limited to WF stores in the Northeast. (Please let me know.)
- •TomatoesCherry tomatoes cut in half. Is it just me, or does anyone else find cherry tomatoes much tastier than grape tomatoes? I buy a brand called Zima, which are grown in Ontario.
- •Pomegranate SeedsBut only once in a while.
- •Salad DressingI like 365 organic raspberry vinaigrette from WF.
- •And for dessertA handful of nuts. I buy Trader Joe's Fancy Raw Mixed Nuts and walnuts.