Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Salad of The Week - Avocado, Pomegranate, Goat Cheese Salad

I love salads but have a tendency to get in a rut making the same salad over and over again. Part of my Half Year Resolutions is eating more whole, raw foods, so salad is a perfect lunch. But this time, it's different. I'm buying new ingredients and mixing it up a bit. Each week, I resolve to buy a new ingredient that I wouldn't normally purchase. This week's salad includes pomegranate seeds. They are packed with nutrients and are considered one of the 'super foods'.

2 Cups Organic Spring Mix Greens
1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
1/4 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
1/2 Cup Avocado, diced
1/2 Cup Mushrooms, diced
1/2 Cup Grape Tomatoes
Drizzle of Poppy Seed Dressing

I estimate the number of calories at about 350. I definitely felt full after eating this salad.

As I was preparing yesterday's salad, I realized that all of the ingredients were from Costco. I've gotten to the point where I don't even shop in grocery stores anymore. It's either Costco, Trader Joe's, or Sprouts.

I'm looking for ideas for new salad ingredients so I welcome any suggestions!