That is when I got a great idea to put my protein and grain on the side! Sounds so simple, I know, but for some reason it made me feel like I was really eating food. Sometimes I put maybe half in the salad, but usually most is on the side and having it there I can actually taste the food, like brown rice. When you mix rice or any small grain into a salad you really lose out on tasting the whole thing and it falls into the background. Therefore the main thing you think you are eating is lettuce and veggies. As much as I love my veggies, I also really like to have some more substantial food to go with it so I feel like I ate an actual meal.
Here are some pictures of the meals I have.
Below is a salad with lettuce, cucumbers, and peppers with some dressing. On the side is sweet potato topped with a 1 egg and 2 egg white omelette. I love this combo!
|Lettuce, avocado, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas|
Below I have a salad with lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers, some avocado and a little dressing. On the side is some mashed and spiced sweet potato and a homemade veggie burger (recipe coming...I'm still perfecting it).
This tip has helped me a lot. Now, after one of these type of meals, I don't feel like I "just had a salad." I really feel like I had a nice and healthy meal and am satisfied with it.
I hope this helps you!
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