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Summer Deliciousness

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Been a pretty un-eventful day since the 5k. I wasn't prepared for the amount of soreness and pain in my body, nor the excessive exhaustion. But...trainer said this would happen, so at least I know it's normal. Took a GREAT nap yesterday after the race. Church this morning, then simply could not stay awake a minute longer so I took ANOTHER nap this afternoon. Today has been a complete rest day. Tomorrow will probably be simple cross-training walk and I might try a short 1.5 mile run on Tuesday morning to get my body back into the usual training routine.

We are headed out to a cookout with our church friends in a few and I always used to agonize over what to bring to these things. There are so many desserts (which really don't appeal to me much anymore) and, obviously, lots of grilled things. With the last cookout, I finally found my go-to potluck/cookout/pitch-in dish. This is absolutely one of my favorite parts of summer...THIS salad! It's SO easy and so delicious and very low in calories, but high in nutrients and even has some protein.


One package/bag/tub of pre-washed spinach
One pint of fresh strawberries
Some walnut pieces
One small container of crumbled goat cheese
Marzetti's Simply Dressed Balsamic Vinagrette Salad Dressing

Throw all of this in a bowl.
Toss with a little bit of the dressing.
BOOM. Summer Deliciousness.

And you wouldn't believe the compliments. It's almost guilt-inducing because it's so easy. Haha.

Here is a picture to make you salivate:


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ESCHMIEDT 5/28/2012 10:54AM

    Looks yummy!

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MARVEEME 5/28/2012 10:08AM

    What time is dinner? Looks like perfection to me!

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COOKWITHME65 5/28/2012 9:48AM

    Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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SUNRISE14 5/28/2012 7:25AM

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HOPEANEW 5/28/2012 4:13AM

    Mmmm yum! That's also wonderful with feta cheese :)

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CHIPLEY_FL 5/28/2012 1:02AM

    Feel 100% soon.

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ON2VICTORY 5/27/2012 10:51PM

    Oh dear....that DOES look seriously tasty..... Yum!


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ILIKETOZUMBA 5/27/2012 10:28PM

    Mmmmm, that salad sounds good! And congratulations on the 5k! Hope you're back to feeling normal soon. :)

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SPARKLINGHOPE 5/27/2012 8:57PM

    Sounds so yummy!!

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MAGGIE805 5/27/2012 8:55PM

    Looks delish! I'm going to have to try it and thank you sharing the recipe. emoticon

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AWOOD1973 5/27/2012 7:34PM

    Love this! I've had it before.... Yummy!!

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BOSS61 5/27/2012 6:51PM

    The salas sounds great - we'll try it too.

But what - only ONE nap a day? I'm thinking a minimum of two!

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STARSUB99 5/27/2012 6:47PM

    OOHHH! Another great salad to add to my favorites list! Thanks for sharing. And congrats again on the 5 K.

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JOHNTJ1 5/27/2012 6:46PM


Now I'm hungry

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GRANDMABEAST63 5/27/2012 6:42PM

    Great salad !

I am known as the official salad maker in my family and friends. A favorite that I often prepare but it does take a bit longer to make:
n rice 1 cup cooked
- Bean sprouts
- Sunflower seed unsalted 1 cup
- The dressing: olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice and light/salt free soya sauce to taste.

Here is Québec we call it: Salade des amoureux = Lover's salad.

Comment edited on: 5/27/2012 6:43:33 PM

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/27/2012 6:17PM

So GLAD you made it
thru your 1st 5k and
lived to tell about it !
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Seriously, Girl, YOU are

Hope your soreness passes soon

Glad you're having a
Super Sunday

YUM ! Gotta try the salad.
It's been in the 90s here
in Tenn, so we need
light, cool meals.

Have a Marvelous Monday

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WARMSPRINGDAY 5/27/2012 6:17PM

    Hey, that's my favorite salad sans the goat cheese! Sometimes I use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts which is tasty and nutritious also. I usually throw some sweet or green onion in, too.

Can't wait for spinach from my garden.

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VIMVIGOR 5/27/2012 5:08PM

  Sure looks good. Definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing. Cheryl emoticon

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