Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lots of Greens

Yesterday, we went to Fresh Choice right before 5:00 p.m. and got dinner for $6.99 a person (and since the toddler is 2, he eats for free!).

I got a nice plate of greens with fresh, delicious salsa instead of salad dressing. I also squirted a bit of fresh lemon juice over the top. It was delicious.

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Here is what I put on my salad (as far as I remember):
  • Baby spinach
  • Spring mix lettuce blend
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Edamame
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Red cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Blue cheese
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Salsa
  • Lemon Juice

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I have said this before, while I love making salads, it’s very nice to have others prep all the veggies for you. Hubby, are you reading?!!!? :-)

And this morning I had more “greens” in the form of Amazing Grass. I tried the Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion sample with almond milk.
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I really enjoyed the taste of the chocolaty milk, but the texture was a bit grainy. I think I may have not mixed it up enough. It’s definitely a drink I would have again, and it’s a quick breakfast when you are running late. Here is a closer look at the ingredients and nutrition info.
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Question: Have you been eating enough greens lately? If not, what do you plan on doing to change this?
Happy Weekend! I’m off to a Bootcamp class with one of my favorite local bloggers. Any guesses who it could be? Wish us luck!

Be well,


  1. Mmm...I love Fresh Choice! I always make a massive salad like that and usually have a cup of soup, too!
    I think the greens + almond milk is a good idea for a quick breakfast. I really like the Amazing Meal in smoothies though, it's less grainy that way.
    Have fun this morning! :)

  2. GREAT looking salad! I love using salsa for dressing!

  3. Anonymous2/27/2010

    I can't live without veggies, the more color, the better! ;)

  4. Gotta love when they're still under 2! The salad looks great. I probably don't get as many greens as I should, but I make sure whenever I eat out I always get salad or a green veggie. Most of the time I eat broccoli at home.

  5. Love that huge salad, Andrea! I like the chocolate Amazing Grass but also find it a bit grainy. To combat this I fold it into pancake batter or mix it into a smoothie. I've even used it in my oats!

  6. Yummy!! A plateful of goodness all piled into one. Mmmmm.... I want some edamame all of the sudden.

  7. yes it's grainy, you have to mix it well :) enjoy your meetup!!

  8. So full of wholesome goodness! Looks colourful, healthy and delicious. We eat a lot of vegetables but stir fried.

  9. I find I need to mix a banana or some fruit in with my amazing grass so that it's not grainy. I hope I'm getting enough greens! A salad and smoothie a day, cooked veggies at dinner.

    I had edamame in my salad today too :)

  10. yay for greens! i always try my best to get them in. they do make a difference.

  11. I've been eating a lot of spinach and spring mix lately. I've been meaning to make some Kale Chips though.

  12. That salad sounds AMAZING!!! I know I have been getting enough greens lately because I've been making a shake, everyday, with TONS of spinach in it, plus I'm addicted to kale, I'm good :) I do use Amazing Grass too, which I enjoy, but I'll be doing a post about it tomorrow, regarding the "claims" it makes, and how I don't think it's really worth all the money. However, I still buy it, but only when it's on sale. It was 10 dollars off the other day, score!

  13. Your veggie filled salad is amazing looking! Yes I make sure to get my greens everyday.

  14. Anonymous2/28/2010

    Excellent salad loaded with delicious and healthy veggies! We try to get our greens on most days, had a little salad to go with our dinner tonight.