Mixed Greens and Beans Salad

Thursday, January 5, 2012
I love the whole connection between exercising and eating. Since I've returned to the gym, I've wanted nothing more than to kick junk food to the curb. I've ditched the potato chips in favor of a fridge filled with fruits and veggies.

When I come home from the gym, I am STARVING! I don't have the patience to make something for lunch when I get home. It would take too long. It would be easy to stop and pick something up for lunch, but there are few healthful options there.

So, I've been getting creative with salad. Today's lunch was this yummy salad of mixed greens, beans, and tomatoes. So easy. So good. I mix it up before I leave for the gym so it's ready when I get home.

Spring mix (or any lettuce of your choice; romaine, Boston Bibb, spinach, arugula, etc.)
1/2 cup of cannellini beans (or any beans of your choice; black, red kidney, garbanzo, etc.)
Diced veggies (such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.) I used tomatoes
1/4 cup of croutons
Dressing of your choice (I used olive oil with a sprinkling of freshly squeezed lemon juice)
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste

Toss all ingredients until combined.

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