Our Mini Family: All Green Salad (A Light Lunch Recipe)


All Green Salad (A Light Lunch Recipe)

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These past two weeks, it has felt like I have not stopped. 

Between searching across the valley trying to find a new home, boxing up our entire lives, moving everything ourselves (next time we're hiring movers) into our new condo, and unpacking everything and organizing all of our stuff, my life has felt overwhelmingly busy. In fact, I can count how many times on my hand we have been able to stop what we are doing in order to enjoy dinner together.

Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful we found a new place that seems perfect for the two of us! I just cannot wait until I can catch a break and feel like I can really take it all in--all of these new changes happening in our lives, that is. 

I have been trying my absolute best to not slip into unwise habits while on-the-go. I have made an effort these last couple of weeks to stock up on lighter, wholesome snacks I can carry in my purse while I am on the road working on our big move. Last week, I had a salad for lunch almost every day! Honestly, I am quite proud of myself and hope I can keep this up into the fall season even after the chaos of moving seems to calm down. Today, I am sharing one of the salad recipes I have been having quite a bit since we started our moving process, as well as some of my favorite  Honest Tea® flavors and Simple Truth® snacks!












All Green Salad

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 of a large bunch of romaine lettuce (i.e. 4 cups shredded)
  • 1/2 of a large green bell pepper
  • 1 cup of snow peas
  • 1/2 of a granny smith apple
  • 1/2 of a large cucumber
  • (optional) sweet balsamic dressing
Directions: 
  1. Wash and dry your fruits and vegetables with water and a dishcloth.
  2. Shred your lettuce and place it in a large salad bowl.
  3. Slice a large, green bell pepper in half and set aside/store one-half in the refrigerator. Slice up the bell pepper half into thin pieces and place it in the bowl.
  4. Line the bowl with the snow peas.
  5. Slice a granny smith apple in half and set aside/store one-half in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Slice up the apple half into thin pieces and place it in the bowl.
  6. Cut the cucumber in half, store the other half in the refrigerator, and slice the remaining half into 1/4 inch pieces and place them in the bowl.
  7. Serve and enjoy the salad immediately! I prefer to eat this salad with dressing, and I have found that a sweet balsamic dressing works best (and served alongside a bottle of Honest Tea® and with a few Simple Truth® crackers).

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I have found that stocking up on smarter, lighter snacks and drinks has kept me sane while trying to be more health-conscious while being so busy and constantly on-the-go. Our new neighborhood has a Fry's right around the corner, so I was able to stop by one afternoon during our first move in day and pick up some items for our new pantry including a half a dozen bottles of Honest Tea® as well as some Simple Truth® snacks. 

Lately, I have been reaching for the Simple Truth® Organic Wheat Snack Crackers to enjoy with my salad, and my new favorite Honest Tea® is their organic, Honey Green Tea drink that is just a tad sweet and so crispy and tasty! 

Did you know that September was National Organic Month? I just learned this a few days ago, and I really wish I was able to pay more attention to it to try to shop for more organic and fair trade products, but I was so busy with our move that I completely let it slip by me! Even though National Organic Month is over, you can still find a great assortment of organic and fair trade products at Fry's or your local Kroger or Kroger banner store! 






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7 comments :

  1. This sounds like a great light lunch! I love salads and Granny Smith apples are my favorite!

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  2. MMM this sounds delicious! Can't wait to make it!

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  3. So simple and healthy! Love it!

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  4. Congratulations on finding a beautiful condo! It's so perfect that you were able to move before the busy holiday season. And this green salad recipe - so delicious! I love the Simple Truth Organic wheat snack crackers you've paired with it, and the refreshing Honest Tea.

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  5. Moving is so much work!!! This is the first stretch we've had where we haven't moved--and I'm so thankful! Sounds like you've got a great system to keep you fueled and going though! ~ Client

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  6. Idk why I never thought to put apples and cucumbers together but that sounds SO good - pinning this for later, thanks for sharing! Just had a big yummy salad for lunch :)

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  7. Congrats on the home!! Idk why I never thought to put apples and cucumbers together, but sounds so yummy! I just had a big salad for lunch actually :)

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