A Simple Salad

Some days a really healthy salad and some fruit are all you need on a hot summer day, after working in the yard, sometimes this is all I can muster without grabbing something quick that’s not really healthy.

Sometimes when I’m trying to be as healthy as possible I’m left feeling unsatisfied with my meal, so I came up with this very simple solution.. breaded & fried jalapeño peppers on my salad.

It seems like such a minor addition but it goes a long way in satisfying that crunch factor, and the breading is minimal as compared to using croutons or a piece of bread.

You can use any kind of pepper it doesn’t have to be a hot pepper, red sweet peppers are particularly good.

The method: Slice peppers to 1/4 inch pieces, toss in flour, dip pieces into one beaten egg, then toss in breadcrumbs. Fry in a few tablespoons of olive oil , then drain on paper towels.

Spinach, baby romaine, tomatoes, onions, parmesan cheese, olives ( for extra good fat) and the peppers of course. Use your choice of dressing.

If you don’t have the time or aren’t inclined to frying peppers, I found these products that are already made and are really tasty! You can find them in with the croutons and salad dressing aisle in the grocery store.

These products are low in calories and are very useful in a low carb diet.

Here’s to eating healthier and being satisfied!

Xo, Erin

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