Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Salad

First of all, I'm Michelle (not Heidi). Secondly, I'm on a diet. Okay. I said it. Sausage and pasta are not on my diet. So, this is my most current healthy and simple summer dish. It's called Michelle's Famous Chop & Chomp (yes, I just made that up--culinary creativity oozes from my being).

Here's what I do.

1. I go to Costco (any day BUT Saturday--because that's shopping suicide) and purchase some vine ripened tomatoes & some of those baby cucumbers that come in a bag.
2. I wash and chop the tomatoes and cucumbers (I don't want a worm--though it might be easier than a diet).
3. With a dash of olive oil and a helping of balsamic vinegar, I dress my veggies to perfection.
4. Add a little salt and pepper and a pretty dish and you're ready to dine on a most lovely summer dish.

NO oven. Healthy. Lovely to look at. Filling (kind of). Size 6 jeans--HERE I COME (or 8--I'm not picky).

Special thanks to Annette & Aubri for the inspiration for this now daily dish. I can feel my thighs shrinking already.

This is another wonderful recipe found on I'm going to try this version just as soon as I get sick of my own. It's ONLY 44 calories, people. 44 calories. Do I need to say it one more time 44 calories. Praise be!

Fresh Tomato And Cucumber Salad recipe - 44 calories

2 large tomatoes, diced
2 large cucumbers, diced
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced green pepper
1 (8 ounce) bottle fat-free Italian salad dressing
sugar substitute, to equal 2 teaspoons sugar

1. Mix all the vegetables in a bowl.
2. Combine the dressing and sugar substitute.
3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables.
4. Chill before serving.

Servings: 8

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 44
Calories from fat: 4
Total fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Total carbs: 9.9g
Fiber: 1.7g
Protein: 1.5g
WW points: 1

Photo credit: Loves2Teach

1 comment:

Nurse Heidi said...

Well praise the heavens above! I finally got someone else to post! In looking over my last several posts, I suppose they aren't exactly diet fare except for the mango salsa...I'll try to work on some low fat sorts of things in the coming weeks just for you, Michelle. Welcome back :).