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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Man Salad or as Todd says, the Anorexic Feast

Now before I offend anyone with the glib (hi Tom Cruise) use of the word anorexic, let me first explain. Todd, my darling husband, is 6'7", very lean, and very active. So when he starts copying my lunch style of eating mainly big salads, I referred to them as his anorexic feasts since he just doesn't need to worry about calories, much like those suffering from the actual disease. Anyways, the more polite term is Man Salad and so I'm going with that.

Here is a classic Man Salad

Within the cool embrace of our favorite salad bowls is a cacophony of color, a coda of nutrients, and a tasty piece of marble rye slathered with (in my case) Smart Balance light or in Todd's case, Trader Joe's unsalted butter, the fat slob. And since I just finished this delight, and since it came out pretty nicely on my LG flip phone camera, I thought I'd share with you.

Man Salad/Offensively Named Salad
serves two, 300 calories a serving (unless you're Todd, in which case you need to add an extra 150 calories for the gallon of ranch he uses)

Romaine lettuce, enough to fill two big bowls that were originally intended to be serving dishes (see picture above)
1/4 bell pepper, diced
1/2 gala apple, diced
2 sticks of sting cheese, sliced
2 servings of oven roasted turkey lunchmeat (we get the thick sliced kind from Costco, 50 calories a serving)
A handful of baby carrots, sliced
1/4 yellow onion, sliced
1 roma tomato (or three stunted tomatoes from your struggling, backyard desert veggie garden)
1 serving of Kraft Light Zesty Italian (no HFCS!)
1 slice marble rye bread (I just picked this up at Costco, a little over 4 bucks for two loaves, only 70 calories a serving!)

Throw that crap together and enjoy!

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