Summer time is the best time to break bad eating habits by eating lighter fare. When it is really warm outside, eating a heavy, calorie laden meal just isn’t appealing. Plus it adds to general lethargy. My husband and I try to have a main dish salad for dinner at least twice a week when the weather is hot. Salads are refreshing, don’t take a lot of prep time, and are good choice when made low-fat.
I got this recipe from the Trojan League Cookbook. It was submitted by Thelma Orr, a member of Town and Gown. Eat Right and Fight On!!!
BLT Turkey Salad
2 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 cup turkey, cubed (I use the nitrate free turkey lunch meat from Trader Joes)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 turkey bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
Combine all the ingredients in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad to coat. Makes two-three servings. Just double up on each ingredient to serve more.
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup non-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Stevia
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder