I have a new show called the Barbell on the Cocktail Hour podcast with the Rev and Andy. To check out the show, please visit http://cocktailhour.us/. Please be sure to leave a comment or contact me with your ideas for subjects you would like for us to discuss. The next show will be scheduled for June and my guest will be my friend, Nikki Smalls. We’ll be chatting about some of the documentaries that are available about food and how it impacts our health and environment. Stayed tuned. In the meantime, I’ve decided to add to my blog by regularly posting a recipe. Today I’m starting with a spinach salad. I’ve included the estimated calories by using caloriecount.com. You’ll see that the majority of calories come from the walnuts, goat cheese and olive oil. Eliminate or replace these with other things that you prefer in order to lower the calories should that be your goal. Also, experiment a little. Try the salad without the dressing. The variety of ingredients packs the salad with lots of flavor such that you may not even miss the dressing.
Per serving of spinach salad (453 calories):
2 cups of fresh baby spinach: 14 calories
2 dried figs chopped: 94 calories
½ cup of cucumbers: 10 calories
1 tbls chopped red onion: 5 calories
½ red pepper chopped: 22 calories
7 walnut halves chopped: 92 calories
1 oz. goat cheese: 76 calories
1 tbl olive oil: 120 calories
2 tbl balsamic vinegar: 20 calories
I wish you good health. Here’s how I get there. Eat healthy, keep moving, manage stress and “own it.” Peace.