Sometimes, there is nothing that sounds better to me than a BFS. BFS stands for Big F-bombin' Salad, and it's a term we use pretty frequently around the LOC household, especially with our new diet/lifestyle change.
I wanted to share a recipe (Recipe? Maybe just a good combination) for a salad I made a few days back. When you follow "The Skinny Rules", you are supposed to eat an apple a day, but you're supposed to have no/low carbs after lunch, so I always try to eat my apple at about 10:30 or with lunch. This time, I decided to make the apple part of my lunch.
Pretty isn't it? :) I think it looks like one of those salads you'll pay 8 bucks for at a restaurant and then wonder that while it was amazingly yummy, why you just paid 8 bucks for a salad. You can make it at home and have a few more bucks in your pocket.
Here's what you'll need:
• 1 head of romaine lettuce, or a lettuce or spinach of your choice. We got a three pack for 3 bucks, so $1.
• A bag of cranraisins (use sparingly - they are higher in calories) - We got a pack for about 2.50-3 bucks, so you'll be using just cents of that bag on this salad. We'll say maybe .25 cents for easy math.
• 1 green apple, cut up. - We bought a big bag for $4.99 and used one - so let's use .50 cents for easy math.
• 1-2 tbsp of feta cheese. - Tip: check out the feta in the back with the other cheeses over the cheeses in the front with the fancy cheeses and hummus', etc. It'll be cheaper in the back. We paid about 3 bucks for a tub of it. Let's say about .75 cents of it was used on the salad.
So math.... $2.50 for this whole salad. And when you use a whole head of lettuce, it's definitely plenty for two people... so $1.25 per person. You can't beat that! :) If you use dressing, you'd have to factor in that cost too, but my guess is that it'll still be less than the restaurant price. I used just a hint of lite Italian and ranch mixed together. It was amazing, plus cheap, plus healthy.
Give it a try and let me know how it turned out for you!