Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Simple Salads: My Bridge Back to Reality

In the weeks that follow the holidays, I find myself engaging in a uphill battle against the sugar and carb addiction I've somehow managed to solidify between Christmas and New Year's. This ritual consists of slowly weaning off a sugar and sodium-rich diet by finding tasty, yet healthy alternatives to fill my open meal and snack slots with.

Although I'm usually not the biggest cucumber fan, I decided on a whim to create a cucumber and tomato salad after reading online about it. After all, I love any vegetable when its accompanied by olive oil and vinegar.

Step one: Slice up one cucumber and one medium-sized tomato

Step two: Toss with light vinaigrette or unlimited vinegar (red wine works well)

Step three: Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil

Step four: Stir and enjoy!

For only 125 calories per recipe, you could conceivably expend more calories preparing this dish than you actually take in consuming it.


  1. YUM what a fabulous fast treat. I was suckered in by the calling of my salt shaker and added a dash. I threw it all on top of my romaine lettuce for lunch - delicious dressing! Love these quick and easy ideas!!

  2. This looks delish and easy! I need to try this for lunch one day.

  3. This looks incredible! I'll have to make this for my teenage sons -- maybe as a chip-dip with some sour cream.