There’s a Whole Foods right around the corner from our office. It’s disturbing how tempting it is. I seriously tell myself every morning that I’m not going to go to Whole Foods. Yet, without fail… I find myself wandering around the crowded market every afternoon.
Typically, I get something from the salad bar. Okay, I get the same thing every time: spinach noodles and a hard boiled egg. It’s easy and everything else tends to overwhelm me. Too many options and there’s always a risk that I won’t like whatever I end up getting. Veering from my routine is hardly an option.
All of the girls in the office though have been getting the chopped salads. The long line has always intimidated me and I really get nervous when I have to choose my own toppings. If I ever go to a salad type restaurant, I like to get the pre-determined salads. So this chopped salad thing was just like not my idea of a relaxing lunch. Too stressful.
For some reason, I was recently inspired to get in line and test it out. I’m trying to eat healthier (ugh) and the salad was a good start. I went by myself and picked up my lunch early so Fresh Market was practically empty. I was so happy with how the salad turned out. As weird as it is, I’m sharing the salad because I thought it was that amazing.
Feta Cheese | I try to avoid cheese because I love it a little bit too much. Once I start eating it, I tend to crave it forever. The feta is a great tiny taste of cheese and satisfies that craving without falling down the rabbit hole. #yum
Cherry Tomatoes | Let’s be real, I originally chose the tomatoes just to add some color to the salad. Cherry tomatoes are so hit or miss. These were a hit.
Beets | I feel like enjoying beets are a sign that you’re a grownup. They are the best. Truthfully every single salad really does need beets. (Side note, beets + oranges are essentially my favorite combination.)
Avocado | Enough said.
Add romaine lettuce, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoy.
I’m not really sure if I want to veer away from this just yet, but I’m so curious to know what your favorite salad combination is. Yay for being healthy!