The salad I made last night for dinner was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Definitely my favorite I've ever made and that's a LOT of salads. I got the idea from this post from the Fitnessista. She is an awesome blogger from Tucson, actually. She has amazing food ideas/recipes and the pictures of her year old daughter are adorable. Also it's funny when she puts up pictures from her day-to-day activities or weekend adventures, like the zoo or different restaurants and bars, because I'm usually like, hey I was just there last week!
Anyway she did a post yesterday on Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes. I took that and turned it into more of a salad and also dropped the beans because, well, I just don't like them.
First I had to marinate some chicken for my salads for the rest of the week. I went with a paprika lime marinade.
Paprika Lime Chicken
1 spoonful tomato sauce (or tomato paste)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
garlic powder (or real chopped garlic if you aren't too lazy like I was)
3 tbsp olive oil
And I used 1 tsp table blend Mrs. Dash
I let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then I grilled the chicken outside on the grill!
I had one cooked sweet potato from the night before. It had been sitting on our counter for a week, sad and lonely, so I threw it in the oven for 45 minutes with the spaghetti squash and figured I would use it sometime during the week.
Lettuce on top
Then I put the chicken on, salsa, feta cheese and a dollop of greek yogurt. Seriously, it was amazing. Delicious. I'll probably make it again for dinner tonight!
This lovely salad is from a few days ago and it was sooooooo so good as well. This is a pretty typical salad that I would take for work. This is actually what I have today in my lunchbox, except with chicken instead of shrimp.