Healthy Eating - Greek Luncheon Salad

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Real Estate Agent with Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 228209

Healthy Eating - Greek Luncheon Salad

I was, thankfully, blessed my entire life with being able to maintain my weight 'below' my desired weight. With athletics and a familial history of high metabolism, I soared through life with no worries about weight at all. Well...until I hit 50 and something changed - likely my metabolism and the number of hours I spent behind my keyboard/computer and not in the gym or playing tennis!

About a year ago, I decided I was tired of 'fighting' the weight gain and decided to sign up on a plan that my friends who were in the medical profession were swearing by. I lost my weight and transitioned about a year ago from being on that 'diet' to simply maintaining my weight. 

Well, I put back on 14 pounds of the pounds I lost and swore that I would never reach the weight at which an additional 20 pounds would put me! So, I decided to forgo a regimented dieting program and move towards healthy eating - no, not vegan, not pescatarian, flexitarian or macrobiotic diets - just good, healthy eating. 

I've lost two of those 14 pounds in 3 days by simply eating healthy foods 5 times a day. This is my lunch for today and I enjoyed it so much, I had to share! I had most everything (including the Skinny Girl Poppyseed dressing, believe it or not!) and picked up the couple of items I didn't have. 

I couldn't believe how much LUNCH this salad provided - I didn't think I could finish it, it was so much. Great fiber, low calorie, low carbs, low fat and super healthy but, quite satisfying.

Here's the recipe...

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 4 oz chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 4 large olives, halved
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 30 grams green bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 30 grams red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups spring mix lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp Skinny Girl poppyseed dressing
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 0 calorie cooking spray


INSTRUCTIONS:

Spray a skillet with 0 calorie cooking spray (I used a small, 8-inch skillet). Brown chicken in skillet. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Once cooked, set chicken aside. Place spring mix in a bowl. Top spring mix with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper & onion; add chicken and dressing. Enjoy! 

While I did have the Skinny Girl poppyseed dressing, I substituted Ken's fat free pecan raspberry vinaigrette dressing and the salad was delish!

© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | SavvyBroker@me.com | 
Healthy Eating - Greek Luncheon Salad

 

Comments (16)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I apologize. Must’ve been a glitch when I reset the page. The Greek salad looks great for all occasions.. :

Jun 01, 2023 09:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  loved your post just an FYI I got the ingredients for your last recipe with minor variations it will be on the menu soon, Endre

Jun 01, 2023 10:07 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

This is my kind of eating.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

 

Jun 02, 2023 03:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Maintaining weight definitely gets harder as we get older - kudos to you for sticking to a healthy eating plan!

Jun 02, 2023 05:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. As I get older maintaining weight is getting harder and I am losing the battle. Got take it seriously soon. Your salad looks terrific. Enjoy your day.

Jun 02, 2023 05:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Yes, Laura Cerrano, I will be adding it to my lighter dinners as well. It's really quite filling.

Jun 02, 2023 06:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh, you could serve this with the chicken recipe, Endre Barath, Jr.! Diane will love it too!

Jun 02, 2023 06:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I'm a big believer in the fact that if we don't take care of our bodies, who will, Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944. You're so smart to eat like this all of the time!

Jun 02, 2023 06:17 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh it really does - who knew, Kat Palmiotti?! I'm finally realizing that this is a change-for-life habit that I am going to have to embrace every single day. I will miss my cheese & sweets but, now when I do treat myself to them, it'll be like Christmas, right?!!

Jun 02, 2023 06:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Ok, ok, let's just set this straight - I am NOT giving up cheese, no way, no how, Debe Maxwell, CRS !

Jun 02, 2023 06:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOL Kat Palmiotti! It's not at all what I wanted to do either! I have learned to use goat and low fat cheese on salads. It's the cheese & crackers I miss terribly! I do indulge on the weekends when I prepare or someone brings a charcuterie board to our house! Haha

Jun 02, 2023 08:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I hear you, Wayne Martin - it's just not something I ever thought I would need to do! I remember being in high school and my Dad fixing me a giant bowl of ice cream (a sundae really) EVERY night before I went to bed. I could not gain weight to save my soul and was an athlete - I needed more mass and he tried to help me. So, I never expected to have to mind what I eat - NEVER!!

Jun 02, 2023 06:23 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks delicious and definitely, something that would fit into my way of eating as well.

Jun 02, 2023 06:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Debe, for sharing this recipe.

I will send it to Chef Dolores on Facebook. By the way, we now need to copy and paste the link to share posts on Facebook.

Jun 02, 2023 08:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Yes, it's right up your alley, Brian England - and so easy to prepare.

Jun 02, 2023 08:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I believe you'll both enjoy it, Roy Kelley! You'll have to let me know what you all think of it if Chef Dolores prepares it!

Jun 02, 2023 08:25 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS  sounds yummy I made one last week without the chicken. Try making the chicken in an air fryer to save extra calories. You are lucky only to have put on 14 pounds - hope you have more recipe 

Jun 02, 2023 11:04 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS thank you for the delicious Greek luncheon salad recipe.

Jun 02, 2023 08:34 PM