No baking, no cooking, frying or boiling. No worries to get the right texture. No problem if you forget to put one of the ingredients. Adding something extra makes no problem either. What is more, it is very healthy because mostly the ingredients are uncooked in a salad. This time I made vegetable and fruit salad with corn flakes.
As we had nothing for dinner yesterday, I decided to make a salad. This time the recipe comes from our downstairs neighbor, but with a few additions. I like the feeling of freedom when I make a salad. What I omitted from from the recipe were dried mulberries and orange, and the additions are blue berries and corn flakes.
The best thing about this vegetable and fruit salad with corn flakes is that the ingredients are very well balanced without any addition of sugar or salt. The sweetness of blueberries balance the sour taste of green apple and pecans give the hard texture I like in a salad. And the corn flakes, I like them mixed with the other stuff and wet, my husband likes them crispy and dry on the top, so you can make your own choice when and how to add them.
Sometimes we break it, but we have a rule to have salad for lunch or dinner at least one time a week. Spring has triggered our urge to have salad more frequently. The best thing is that, the little guy at home likes it. We wouldn’t have the chance to eat salad that often unless he liked it.
I strongly believe that children like the tastes they are exposed to while you are pregnant. I remember eating a lot of veggies and fruit during my pregnancy. Now he always asks for some fruit or carrots to snack on.
If you are making summer plans at a seaside town, or planning to surf with sharks in the Pacific but you don’t feel fit enough, you are not late. Start dieting tomorrow, and have a bowl of salad especially for dinners. You’ll get fit soon. Maybe we can meet at Huntington Beach this summer. I’ll be playing beach volley just on the way to the Pier, see you!