Quick Salad

by lauren atkinson

Here's a quick salad that will curb a few cravings: in the mood for a taco but don't want the guilt? Just take this for a spin! Fastest salad you'll concoct that will make you feel full! 


Salads like this are perfect for second meals: I tend to have my most protein-filled meals at breakfast and midday, with a salad like this being an in-between meal/snack, or substituted for lunch with a protein shake!  


2 cups baby spinach
 1/2 cup cucumber, cubed
2 tbsp feta cheese
1/4 of an avocado, peeled and then diced
3 tbsp of salsa of your choice
1 Roma tomato, diced
1/4 Red Kidney Beans
add a side of 1 serving corn chips for dipping or crumbling!

For me, this meal equaled out to 377 calories! A great small meal perfectly rounded out with a protein shake or smoothie.

For added accessibility: chopped half of your vegetables after purchase! If you know what meals your produce is going to, preparing by chopping and dicing makes the preparation of meals so much faster, especially with the produce you use daily. For me, I always dice a few tomatoes and cucumbers, and half of my celery gets cut, so that meals are faster to make and I have no excuses!