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mariposa13 05-19-2013 08:29 AM

Does my salad sound ok?
 
This is how I like my salad, just wanted to get opinions to see if this sounds ok?

1 cup lettuce (usually romaine, iceburg, or spinach)
14 slices pepperoni (one serving)
1/4 to 1/3 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
1-2 tbsp ken's steakhouse ranch dressing

Another salad I like (but haven't eaten since low carbing) is:
baby spinach
blue cheese crumbles
few slices red onion
1/3 can sliced mandarin oranges (drained)
balsamic vinaigrette

I haven't been eating this salad because of the canned mandarin oranges. I'm not eating fruit yet, I've been plateaued for a while now. Does the first one sound ok for phase 2? Maybe I could try the second one in phase 3...

nolcjunk 05-19-2013 08:52 AM

I would add other vegetables and cut out some of the cheese.

You can have cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, radishes, scallions, parsley, radicchio, and a whole bunch of others.

What plan are you following? Atkins induction allows a lot of vegetables besides just lettuce but cheese is limited to 4oz

ravenrose 05-19-2013 10:14 AM

you can get something like the flavors in your mandarin orange salad by getting some tangerine flavoring and making a sweet vinegar and oil dressing with a couple drops of the flavoring.

I have tangerine essential oil for that use. orange is easier to find and equally good! grapefruit is available too, for those into that flavor.

Dottie 05-19-2013 10:18 AM

When you say Phase 2, do you mean Atkins, South Beach or HCG? lol a little confusing because they all have Phase 2 :)

Strawberry 05-19-2013 12:24 PM

Blueberries or strawberries or blackberries are really good in spinach salads with balsamic vinegar dressing. They have less carbs than canned oranges. Different flavor, but really good!

Clueless 05-19-2013 01:16 PM

yumm!


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