Today I am going to share a Tomato Salad recipe with you.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to read the “Jody Says” and “Trev Says” updates on how my husband and I are doing on our healthy living journey.
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1 cup salad greens
- 2 large green or black Italian olives
- 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- Lemon Rind from ¼ of a lemon
- drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar
- drizzle of olive oil
- salmon pieces (optional)
- Put greens in the middle of the plate.
- Place the tomato slices and olive slices around the greens.
- Crumble feta cheese (and salmon) on top and drizzle with oil and vinegar.
- Finish off with thin slices of lemon rind.
While out of town for work my husband enjoyed a Tomato salad for lunch, it inspired him to come up with his own version. The fig balsamic, lemon rind and olives from Italy gave this salad the perfect combination of flavors.
You can check out Instagram to follow along with what we eat daily. Here were some favorites this week.
This is a favorite and simple snack enjoyed by our whole family. Our 8 year old makes it when she gets home from school everyday.
Jody Says: A really honest update.
- This week started off great and then I started having cravings and became emotional. I was very proud of myself for not giving in and I realized that certain times of the month for me as a woman will likely always be harder than others.
- I also started exercising a little bit this week. I have started jumping rope a little bit each day. With blizzard conditions and -40 temps, skipping is something I can do in the house.
- I can fit into a pair of jeans that I could not fit into when I started this journey, so that was exciting for me.
Trev Says: What a week it has been. So far I have noticed the following things.
- My pants are fitting better. In fact I need a belt to keep my jeans up.
- I am still sleeping like a rock. In fact Jody has noticed that I do not snore anymore which apparently was a problem for her in the past 😉
- I am having less cravings for sugary sweet things
So all in all I think things are going ok. However this week I had the ultimate test. I had to travel for work and as we all know that airport travel is not always the easiest. Thanks to a great bar and grill I discovered a fantastic salad that not only filled me up but tasted amazing. Thanks http://www.thelancaster.ca/ for introducing me to a tomato salad, it inspired me to create the one above.
- Intro post – Not just another New Years Resolution
- First update – Healthy Lifestyle
- Second update – Making Healthy Choices