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italian chopped salad

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I’m always looking for new salads that are portable and can be made ahead of time. They also need to be filling, healthy and delicious. I’ve told you how high-maintenance I am when it comes to lunches. And even though I can eat the same breakfast, day after day, lunches need to be new, exciting and always different. Oh, and then healthy too. πŸ™‚ I swear I’m fun to go out to eat with!

This is the kind of salad that fits all of my requirements – we’ve got veggies (about 4 servings); fiber from the beans, flavor and protein from the meat and cheese and some good fat from the salad dressing. It is a change from the usual, sometimes boring, and just what I need from time to time to mix things up.

Italian Chopped Salad – 2 servings

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 thin slice red onion, cut in half
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette (I used garlic gold)
  • 2 oz provolone cheese, chopped
  • 2 oz genoa salami, chopped

Layer half of the lettuce, basil, onion, pepper and cucumber slices on plate or in a bowl.

Sprinkle garbanzo beans and dressing over veggies and top with cheese and salami.

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  1. Megan

    I just found your blog and I love it! I teach human anatomy and physiology at a city college, which I love, but have wanted to change my career to reflect my love for nutrition. My question for you, if you don’t mind, is: what are your credentials? I know you received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, but are you a RD, or a certified nutritionist, or what? Just curious….I’m trying to figure out the best path for my own second career. I would greatly appreciate the chance to communicate with you on this subject!