This post is brought to you in partnership with Just BARE chicken. I received compensation but all opinions and experiences are my own.
I love salads in the summer but was trying to figure out why I tend to eat fewer of them in the colder months. I finally decided it was my need for substantial protein. Whether it’s in my head or an actual physical need, I seem to crave more protein during the winter than in the summer. The other thing I noticed is that I have a tendency to load up my salads with too many different ingredients. I start thinking that everything will taste good in it and pretty soon I have too many competing flavors.
So, to mix things up, I took one of my favorite summer salads – a basic spinach salad. I added a few different proteins: chicken, bacon (nitrate free of course!), and an egg. I threw in some tomato (I have used sun dried tomatoes if I couldn’t find good fresh ones) and then topped it off with my favorite extra virgin olive oil or lemon (or both!). Yum!! While I was afraid it might be overly simple, I wound up loving how the flavors meld together but don’t over power each other. The proteins fill me up enough that I’m not raiding the snack cabinet before bed.
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