6.06.2012

June Salad Challenge!

Happy June everyone!! These past few weeks I've indulged quite a bit. On a few things. Some healthy, some not so healthy. I had lots of wine and beer, but then I did some hiking yoga and ran my second marathon! Then I had more beer. And a big fat burger with onion rings that I was craving. Some Pinkberry. And some banana pudding ice cream.



All well deserved I feel, but it is time to take a step back and get back in balance.

I'm still recovery from my amazing run and Oh She Glows, one of my new favorite blogs, is doing a salad-a-day challenge. She is trying to have one salad a day through the month on June. Sounds easy enough? I eat salads for lunch most of the time, but I have some trouble on the weekends. So I am going to try and stick with it, and I started today - a few days late, but hey, I was busy running 26.2 miles. :)



Check out my first salad and check out the salad challenge! My inspiration came from Oh She Glows - she has some great options that I am looking forward to trying!

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Serves 1-2
1/4 Cup Rinse Quinoa (1/2 Cup Cooked)
1/4 Cup Cooked/Canned Chickpeas
1/4 Cup Chopped Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Diced Red Onion
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Mint
1 Chopped Green Onion
Juice from 1 Lemon
2 Tsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1-2 Cups of Fresh Spinach

Cook quinoa according to package directions and let it cool. Combine quinoa with all the other ingrediants and mix. Lay quinoa salad on a bed of fresh spinach or any other green of your choice and enjoy!


My spring salad will also be on the list for this week to make. I am obsessed with that one!



What is your favorite salad?

Cheers!

Erica

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