Here’s the nice one. The thought-out, put-together, balanced bowl of veggie goodness.
And here’s the, uh, “special” one.
The what-do-we-have-in-the-fridge, too-lazy-to-chop, mish mash pile.
Both do the job though right? [By “job” I mean, provide my body with quality vitamins and minerals]
Here’s the details on the pretty one.
Veggies: spring greens (silly that the mix is called that since it’s winter everywhere else but Los Angeles) & carrots
Protein: morningstar chik’n nuggets & quinoa
Dressing: BBQ sauce
I made this same medley for lunch, twice in a row, before the veggie chix ran out. They definitely aren’t the healthiest (the ingredients list is approximately a mile long), but they are fun to jazz up a salad. And hey, they got me to EAT a salad, so that’s really the biggest thing.
I think it might be a good luck charm for the 49ers too (things really turned around for them once I dug in to this bowl). If I’m in the hospital during the Super Bowl, someone is going to have to make sure I get this salad.
The more pathetic concoction (with peas, whole carrots, cherry tomatoes, avocado, & nooch) is what happens when you run out of
chik’n nuggets ambition. It’s also proof that the combination of avo and nutritional yeast can rescue anything.