Although you may be tempted to skip lunch the day of a holiday party, so that you can fully enjoy yourself, it’s the last thing you want to do. I like to have a “lighter” lunch but one that is very filling and full of vegetables, since they are often lacking at parties. This allows me to enjoy myself at the party, and indulge in a glass of egg nog or two, all knowing that the first two meals of my day were great ones.
Extra Veggie Salad - 2 servings – inspired by the Kind Diet
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, torn
- 2 cups spinach ribbons
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
- green onion
- 1 avocado, sliced
- chicken breast, beans or tofu
- 2 Tbsp toasted walnuts
- 2 Tbsp olives, sliced
- 2 Tbsp flax oil (or olive oil)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- few drops of truffle oil
Clean, chop and assemble all veggies and toppings.
Whisk together lemon juice, flax and truffle oil, salt & pepper.
Drizzle dressing over salad and toss.
This salad provides about 5 servings of vegetables, good fats and vitamins, fiber from avocado and nuts, protein from chicken, beans or tofu, omega-3 fatty acids (the good fat!) from flax oil and luxurious flavor from the truffle oil. It’s perfectly balanced and equally as delicious.