It's creeping up on us: bathing suit season. Sure, maybe you went away somewhere warm for the winter recess, but I can betcha' you either:
A. Didn't get around to that juice cleanse (more on that in a later article-aieee!!!)
B. You drank your weight in rum punch and ate enough deep fried conch fritters to make that bathing suit body a distant memory.
Vegetables and lettuce—there is just no getting around the fact that these are a slim waistline and tight rear end's best friends. Only if you are like me, your salads resemble something more of an afterthought with carrots and tomatoes being "that extra effort."
I stumbled upon this website when I was working with a nutritionist a few years back and it has changed my salad routine from simply being nominated for best supporting actress to, "And the Golden Globe goes to..." They are easy ingredients you are likey to have in your crisper or your pantry but are so ingeniously thrown together. And, best of all, they are easy.
David, the founder of Salad Pride used to have a website where you can still search through all of his over 365 salad ideas (one per day when he set out) by single ingredient or by category. He is in the process of writing a cookbook, and is posting new salad ideas to his Facebook page. Until then, if you somehow get through the 365 and need more, refer to his Facebook page for "salad of the day" inspiration.
Red pepper, Avocado and Parmesan Cheese over Arugula; (called "Rocket" by the Brits like David) Feta Cheese, Black Olives and Broccoli; or Chicken, Pesto and Arugula with Almonds. MMMMM....This man knows how to make vegetables cohabitate together the way your mother-in-law THINKS she knows how to set your recently divorced friends up! The combinations are so unique, yet so delicious and, most importantly, idiot-proof, as are the dressings (no more than 4-5 ingredients).
So, support your local farm, whip together a healthy exciting side or main dish and start browsing through the J. Crew catalog for the Liberty print bathing suits (So hot for the burbs!).
Refer to the lower left for salads by ingredient (i.e. What the hell do I do with this zucchini?).
And, for Lord's sake, make sure to hit the "like" button!