“ Do you want your grilled chicken on spinach or field greens?” I asked. He wrinkled his forehead in thought.
“ I want to be healthy, but not too healthy…I’ll take the field greens,” he replied.
I chuckled, thinking that’s the spirit! Yes, spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, but when the heart wants a lighter, crunchier, albeit less potent lettuce, listen to it. More importantly, I liked the essence of his decision making process—balance. Eating healthier doesn’t have to be a sacrificial ritual; you can have your salad and eat it, too.
Today I give you an easy salad recipe that’s healthy, but not too healthy.
Ham and Brie over Mixed Greens (Makes 4 servings)
3 cups mixed greens (or spinach/ lettuce of your choice)
2 large apples, chopped into ½ inch pieces
4-5 slices of deli ham, pieced into small squares
6 oz. brie, sliced into small squares
Fresh berries (optional)
Rosemary vinaigrette (see below)
¼ Cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1 TBSP Fresh rosemary