recently tried a couple new forms of sprouts that I'll start using
regularly. I've used a lot of Mung Bean Sprouts in the last couple
years, but they didn't look fresh the last time I was at the grocery
store. So I grabbed a tub of Alfalfa Sprouts and a tub of Organic
Crunchy Sprout mix made from organic Adzuki, Lentil, and Peas.
interesting thing is the Alfalfa Sprouts are a much better deal as I've
pulled out 6 handfuls for 6 salads and still have over half a tub left.
The organic crunchy mix also lasts a long time. Huge nutrient to
The Crunchy Mix actually keeps sprouting until used....."It's alive!"
a chicken thigh and sweet onion simmered in Strawberry Balsamic
Dressing and poured over the salad warm, with a slice of Ezekiel Bread. I
grill up a weeks worth of thigh, breast, or turkey fillets and have in
the fridge to pull from all week. Don't over-grill and dry-out the meat
for reheating in hundreds of different dishes.
Approximate calories off the top of my head.
5 oz chicken thigh - 200 calories
sweet onion thick slice - 10 calories
4 or 5 organic cherry tomatoes - 10 calories
organic cucumber - 10 calories
sprouts - 15 calories
salad - 20 calories
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing - 3 tbsp - 45 calories
slice Sesame Ezekiel Bread - 80 calories
Total - 390 calories
less, as it may have been only a 4 oz thigh instead of 5 oz (-40
calories), and I've probably estimated high at 65 calories on the salad
mix) But I know it's under 400 calories which is the goal.
careful, you can pollute this salad by using a high sodium,or high
sugar, or HFCS, with MSG salad dressing. See my condiment posts HERE
for several I recommend.