Lemon Poppyseed Detox Salad

Lemon Poppyseed Detox Salad

You know you’ve been eating too much bad food on vacation when you start CRAVING vegetables.  Like lettuce, and broccoli, and tomatoes, you see them and crave them like you might crave a bag of chips. My body was telling me, get some of those things in me, NOW!  It is so incredibly difficult to eat healthy while you’re traveling.  I’m not making excuses because its very possible to do so, I’m just saying that I have a hard time with it.  When you’re in an airport, often the “healthy” items have been sitting and browning for so long, you’d rather eat a cardboard box than that smelly iceberg lettuce.  So you end up a the Mexican place and order a burrito bowl and eat the whole thing and then your stomach hates you. So, after a few days of episodes like this, I decided to listen to my body and made a huge salad for dinner our first night home.

Lemon Poppyseed Detox Salad

You can really add anything to this salad, I’m giving you the recipe for the lemon poppyseed dressing below.  For ours, I chopped up some spinach, apples, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, avocado, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds.

Lemon Poppyseed Detox Salad

I also cooked off a few lobster tails to serve on top, but I didn’t put that in the photos because I didn’t want to make you too jealous.  By the way – lobster tails are totally a rip off, just buy the whole damn lobster.

Lemon Poppyseed Detox Salad

Ok, have we seen enough green yet? No? Ok, here you go…

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Now go eat em!!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Being sore from a workout.

I’m soooo friggin sore from our workout yesterday.  Being sore isn’t necessarily fun but it gives me a sense of accomplishment and I have these visions of my muscles actually repairing themselves and making me stronger.  Ok YES it hurts to sit on the toilet and I can’t walk down stairs right now but hey, no pain no gain right??

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment
Misc Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

1. Mix together all of the ingredients (except poppy seeds) in a blender or with a whisk.
2. Stir in the poppy seeds and pour over your favorite salad. Garnish with more poppy seeds.

 

 

 

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