Best Leftover Salad Ever

I’m having to be smart about using what’s in my refrigerator.  Some of it won’t be good by the end of the week, so I think I’ll be eating several salads the next few days.  I’m ok with that.

Best Leftover SaladThis is all I used:

  • Plateful of mixed greens
  • Sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of quick corn salsa
  • 4 ounces of leftover salsa chicken (literally just cook chicken covered in salsa in a casserole dish until it’s cooked)
  • carrot sticks
  • 2 tablespoons of Wishbone Light Buffalo Ranch

Yes, that simple.  Yes, that good.

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Quick Corn Salsa

This pantry thing is getting fun…and pretty!

Quick Corn Salsa

Quick Corn Salsa

  • 1 can of sweet corn
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (I used a variety with garlic and onion)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro (dried is fine)
  • dash of garlic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Store in the refrigerator as that will help the flavors mix.  Use it top salads or as a healthy chip dip.

 

Pineapple and Kale Smoothie

Everyone is smoothie crazy these days.  It makes sense because they are easy to make and of course, they taste like a milkshake!  If you aren’t a big vegetable eater, smoothies can also give you a chance to consume several servings of vegetables at one time without even really tasting them.  I always add greens to my smoothie.  At this point it seems weird if the smoothie isn’t green.  While I love vegetables, there are times that sitting down with a nice big salad just doesn’t sound that appealing.  That’s when I know it’s smoothie time.

Check out these smoothies already posted on Andy Shardo’s:

Typically my smoothies include PB2 because I’m obsessed with the product.  This pineapple and kale smoothie doesn’t.  It’s always nice to switch things up.

IMG_0805Geez, the things looks good even before it’s blended!  Here’s what you need:

  • 2 scoops of protein (I use EAS Lean 15…get it at Sam’s!)
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 4-5 large kale leaves (If you buy it chopped in a bag, use about two handfuls.)
  • handful of mixed greens (optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor
  • 12 ounces of water (If you like a creamier smoothie, you can use unsweetened almond milk for all or part of the water.)
  • 8-10 ice cubes

The sweetness comes from the pineapple, so if you like a sweeter smoothie, you can always add more pineapple or stevia.  I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as humanly possible, but if you need one, stevia is a the only way to go.

If you find your smoothie is too thin, add ice.  If it’s too thick, add water or almond milk.  You really can’t mess this thing up.  So good.

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