Balanced Meals

I’ve been on a salad kick lately!

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After all the traveling this past weekend, it just feels so great to have balanced meals, fresh veggies and fruit!

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My breakfast was on the earlier side this morning (thanks to a certain someone who went to bed too early and thus woke up before 7) so I was counting down the minutes until noon when I could make lunch!

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This salad did the trick perfectly.

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Into the bowl went:

  • Mixed greens
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Edamame

Topped with Annie’s Balsamic Vinaigrette!

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Paired with a perfectly ripe pear…

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After a little digesting, I’m making my way to the gym!

  • Ramani

    Oh my god, where did you get that bowl!! :)

    • Cait

      Crate and Barrel :)

  • http://myhealthyohana.wordpress.com Maura @ My Healthy ‘Ohana

    I totally agree, it’s always nice to get back into your healthy eating routine after eating out a lot while on vacation :) That salad looks great, I love edamame!

    • Cait

      Me too – one of my favorite salad additions!

  • http://swankydietitian.com Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian

    This salad looks delicious!
    I am out of town this weekend and am trying to bring along healthy snacks since I know we will be eating out more. It is always tough.

    • Cait

      It definitely is – but the good thing is it makes you appreciate being able to make healthy meals for yourself when you get back!

  • http://www.sprint2thetable.com Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I have been addicted to edamame in my salads lately. And eggs, but I leave mind runny – it’s like nature’s dressing! :)

    • Cait

      Ooooh that’s a really good idea!

  • http://www.blueberrysmiles.com Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles

    I’m on the same boat with veggies this week– after a few days away with few veggies, I am seriously craving them!

    • Cait

      It’s always nice when that happens, right?!

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I did the same thing today! Huge loaded salad and then hit the gym! Sounds like a perfect day to me so far!

    • Cait

      Love it! That’s the best way to spend a day! :)

  • http://talkless-saymore.com/ Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    I need to remember to put edamame on my salads more often. Or at least eat it more often. I sure do love me some edamame.

    • Cait

      Me too – and I support you adding it to salads more often, it’s a great addition!