Last Five Salads: Is it too late to get a beach body?

Take your body to the beach. Put on a bathing suit. Ta-da! Now you have a beach body. If you want to feel healthier while lounging on a towel, then I recommend eating food that has water and fiber in it. Here come the salads!!! I never thought I would say this, but I love eating salads for lunch on warm days. Sometimes I have a big salad with a small side dish (i.e. hummus with crackers) and sometimes just the salad. I do whatever I effing want. Live your life. 

Salad #2

Salad #2

1. Zuke Suit Riot Salad

  • 1 small sliced zucchini
  • 1 thinly sliced apple
  • lots of mint leaves
  • sliced radishes
  • a drizzle of grapeseed oil
  • salt & pepper
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • additional ingredient idea: roasted brussels sprouts (with olive oil, salt, pepper)

2. Squash the Competition Salad

  • half a head of cauliflower- rinsed, stem removed, and florets run through a food processor until it resembles couscous 
  • the juice and zest from half a lemon mixed into the cauliflower
  • a drizzle of pure maple syrup mixed into the cauliflower
  • acorn squash- roasted in olive oil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg (40 minutes at 400)
  • chickpeas- rinsed, dried, and roasted in olive oil, salt, and pepper (10 minutes at 400)
  • raisins

3. Double Greens Empty the Fridge Salad

  • remainder of the chickpeas from salad #2
  • remainder of the acorn squash from salad #2
  • arugula
  • baby spinach
  • yellow cherry tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • additional ingredient idea: sliced radishes or baby carrots

4. Elevated Basic B#*@! Salad

  • arugula
  • slices from half an orange
  • baby carrots
  • sliced radishes
  • some fresh corn (shuck corn, hold perpendicular to cutting board, and use a knife to remove the corn from the husk)
  • yellow cherry tomatoes
  • lots of pepitas
  • italian dressing

5. I Licked the Bowl Caesar Salad

  • butter lettuce
  • chickpeas rinsed, dried, and roasted in olive oil, salt, and pepper (10 minutes at 400)
  • quinoa cooked and cooled
  • vegan caesar dressing adapted from The Plantpower Way (pulse the following ingredients in a food processor: 1/2 cup raw cashews, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 small clove garlic, 2 tbsp avocado, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce, juice from 1/2 a lemon, pepper, 1/2 cup water)