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Tomato Salad & update on our healthy living journey


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.

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Tomato Salad
This tomato salad is perfect for those who like a salty taste with a citrus twist.
  • 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)
  1. Put greens in the middle of the plate.
  2. Place the tomato slices and olive slices around the greens.
  3. Crumble feta cheese (and salmon) on top and drizzle with oil and vinegar.
  4. 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.

I am so happy that our daughters are adjusting really well to our healthy living. Here is one of their school lunches.

Salmon on this Kale soaked salad was so delicious!

I love strawberries in my salad – this is a favorite that our family enjoys numerous times a week.

A favorite breakfast is steel cut oats with various toppings. These blackberries were the perfect touch.

Now for our #TeamTrevJody updates!!

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 for introducing me to a tomato salad, it inspired me to create the one above.


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  1. The tomato salad looks delicious, as does the avocado snack. I will be trying these. Thanks for sharing your journey! :)

  2. Doris Calvert says:

    Jodi if you come live with me and make your healthy eye appealing lunches I would be healthy and lose weight, I mean who wouldn’t want to eat that tray!

  3. Jody – it is so true that monthly horomones provide us with an additional challenge! I’m right there with ya, babe!

  4. A couple of yummy looking salads and CONGRATS on fitting into the jeans-It feels great to have a ‘visible change’ doesn’t it.

  5. Nena Sinclair says:

    These recipes sound delicious and healthy, too! Mmmmm!!!

  6. I’ve been striving to eat healthier myself so I’ve been enjoying following your posts.

  7. Karen Glatt says:

    I love the Tomato Salad Recipe and am going to make it because it is so healthy and looks delicious.

  8. Oh that tomato salad! Yum!

  9. Shana Langley says:

    The school lunches look amazing!!!

  10. Way to go Jody you are an inspiration for healthy living plus the salads look yummy!

  11. looks good

  12. Yum!

  13. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    Looks so good

  14. great photos – such delicious ideas!

  15. so love this article and also the great ideas in food love the tomato salad and the strawberry salad make both and love both GREAT eating healthy ideas which I am trying to get everyone in my house to do with me

  16. Alexandra says:

    Great recipes. Yum making me so hungry

  17. Susan Hanley says:

    The tomato salad looks yummy!

  18. Good for you for committing to healthy eating! That tomato salad sounds delicious!

  19. chantal bell says:

    The tomato salad looks sooooooooooo good!!

  20. Except for the tomato salad (dislike tomatoes!), I would make any of your other yummy recipes!

  21. Debbie Cahoon says:

    I would like to try the Kale salad and the tomato salads . they both sound very delicious. thank you for sharing them with us

  22. Everything looks so good. We will definitely be trying these recipes. Thanks for posting all this information.

  23. Your food looks very delicious and healthy . Do use recipes or are you coming up with these dishes ?

  24. I’m so glad I finally like tomatoes! Salad looks great!

  25. Tomato salad looks yummy! You guys are doing great!!!

  26. These look like yummy salads, lots of veggies! I’ll have to give them a try.

  27. Sounds like things are going really well! I’ve recently started a journey of my own (eating better & being more active). Thanks for the new salad ideas, I will have to give them a try! Keep it up, and best of luck to you and your family!

  28. Teresa Claire says:

    I love eating healthy salads and hadn’t found a way to incorporate kale into my dishes…thanks for the tips!!

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