Thursday, April 22, 2010

Too Fruity

Hey Guys!  I hope you are doing well!  I'm wrapping up what I declared as Salad Week up in here because Sabrina is having an I LOVE Salad Challenge.  Have you missed my earlier posts?  Here they are in backwards order:
Bay Area Style Salad
Tabouli Salad With a Twist
Easy Asian-Inspired Salad
Roasted Veggie Salad

Today I present you with my Too Fruity Salad (major Seinfeld reference going on):
Want to know how I got to this?  I went hog wild at the grocery store because organic strawberries were on sale.  I also snagged some apples and our orange tree produced two oranges in one week!  Score!  The only problem is that I'm the only one in the house who voluntarily eats fruit on its own.  I'm capable of a lot of things, but not of eating roughly 8,456,456 pounds of fruit all on my own, so the Too Fruity Salad was born!
Ingredients:
  • Spicy delicious arugula
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Sliced apple
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sliced orange
When I ate it for lunch today, I felt smug getting in over half of my daily serving of fruits and veggies in one meal.  I rarely feel smug.

Just because I'm delirious and love you guys, I am throwing in an extra salad- the fruit salad.  It's often overlooked but who can resist fruit salad?
All chopped in bite size pieces and doused with lemon juice so that the fruit doesn't turn brown- double points in my book.  Who knows, maybe even my hubby will go for it? 

I have been loving all the variety and although I eat salads at least once a day (I truly DO love salad) it has been fun to actually think about what it is I'm chowing down on since I tell you guys!
Let's get this weekend started- tell me your plans! Hubby and I are getting all gussied up and going to a formal wedding in the city.  It should be legendary!

9 comments:

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Mmm, I love fruit in salad.

This weekend I am going to visit my mom during the day on Saturday and hopefully go out with friends Saturday night.

Katie ♥ said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww yay for going to a wedding! I know you and the hubby will look so nice, take pics!!!!!! What are you going to wear?!

Love ya girl!! TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Muah!!!!!!

RamblingBabushka said...

Ahh salads, how I love them. I love adding apples to my salads too and using fruity vinaigrette dressings.

Plans this weekend are to relax and then visit a friend who just had a baby boy. Can't wait to see him! :)

Anne Marie said...

Have a great weekend!! I'm going over to my mom's to celebrate my brother's 21st birthday!

Gabriela said...

Fruit in salad is amazing- I love stawberries or apples best!! This weekend I'm going to Candle 79 for dinner and running my first half...best weekend ever!

Simply Life said...

Oh that salad looks great!

ktbwood said...

ooooo fun weekend! LOVE WEDDINGS!! take pics girl!
that salad looks SO GOOD! love the fruit in there!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I love fruity salads. My favorite has feta cheese, raspberries, strawberries and raspberry vinegarette. Reminds me of our wedding. We served it since it was so hot out!

I want to go to a wedding! I love them.

Andy and I are cleaning our apartment and running a 5k. whoohoo.

Gina said...

I have seen every episode of Seinfeld, at least 10 times, why am I not understanding your Too Fruity reference?!?! Ahhhh!

I love salads too. Especially BIG SALADS (Seinfeld!!). I can't wait for summer time because I always crave salads and make them big with lots of fresh fruit and nuts/seeds. Can't wait!