.:Quick #YummyEats Series: "Beyond a head of lettuce" grilled chicken salad.

Hello Lovelies, 

So, I’m up very early this Tuesday morning and I decided to post the first meal of my “Quick #YummyEats” Series. Most people coin salad dishes as an appetizer before their main entree. However, I have decided to begin the upcoming new month with a set of quick, yummy (lunch) ideas that require little time to prepare, so that you can indulge in your big bowl/plate of delicious, healthy goodness without the stress of long hours in the kitchen.

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Above is the Mise En Place" of the grilled chicken salad I prepared.

Ingredients: - One head of lettuce
                   - Grilled chicken (the one pictured above is homemade, but the ‘store bought’ kind will do just fine as well—just ensure it is grilled, NOT breaded or fried)
                   - Avocados, Carrots, 2 hard boiled eggs, and a side of your favorite dressing (Tip: oil based dressings are healthier options, rather than the creamy ones (i.e. Blue Cheese, Ranch, Caesar, etc…)) because they not only absorb into the salad quicker- for a more flavorful meal, but they also have a low calorie and trans fat contents.

Prep Time = approx. 10 minutes.

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- Add all the ingredients in any order you desire and sprinkle a few pinches of low sodium, low fat cheese on top (optional).

- Grab your tongs and serve yourself a huge plate of guilt free salad. Drizzle a Tsp (or two) of your favorite low fat vinaigrette dressing, and enjoy!

Tip: Add a small handful of sliced, toasted almonds for crunchiness, proteins (as well as healthy fatty oils), and of course to feel even fuller, longer :)

PLUS, I love to enjoy my salad on a cold plate; which (to me) helps it taste fresher with a crunchier bite to it.

#YummyEats. 

How does one stay slim in Barcelona? With their tapas coming in all shapes and sizes and hot pans of paella filled with seafood and meats, you never can go hungry cos there’s either a tapas or pealla place at practically every corner. Restaurants offer heavier offerings but most of these are usually only opened from 8pm. But then again, it’s often food worth waiting for! #foodporn #barcelonaeats #yummyeats #catalancuisine #markiefood2014 (at Barcelona, Spain)

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