what I (actually) eat for lunch every day.

This blog is an extension of my love to create delicious food that is suitable for serving a crowd, and is no reflection of what I actually eat every day.

Busy Girl Salad

Though I WISH I could eat cake, pie, cupcakes, and ice cream every day, the reality is a lot more like the pictures you see here.

Busy Girl Salad

Here’s a super-quick lunch idea for busy guys and gals on the go using wild-caught canned salmon or tuna (available at grocery stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s), which provides an easy, no-cook, and delicious protein boost to your salad.

The key is to chop everything up into little pieces using a sturdy pair of kitchen shears.

Busy Girl Salad

And for dessert, I like to finish it off with a square or two of dark chocolate!

Busy Girl Salad

peaches & cake

The Meg Salad
Serves 1

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2 large handfuls organic spinach or mixed greens

1-2 medium carrots, sliced thin or shredded in a box grater

1/3 – 1/2 medium avocado

3-4 oz. canned wild salmon, drained (or substitute wild canned tuna)

Other add-ins: I also like to add sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped zucchini, and a tablespoon of ground flaxseed if I feel like it/when I have it on hand.

Good-quality balsamic vinegar

Extra-virgin olive oil

Fresh ground pepper

Add the spinach/greens, carrots, avocado, and salmon to a medium mixing bowl. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and a few shakes of fresh ground pepper. Chop the salad using a good-quality pair of kitchen shears, turning the bowl around in a circle as you go with your other hand. Transfer to a salad bowl and season with extra balsamic vinegar and black pepper, if desired.

5 responses to “what I (actually) eat for lunch every day.

  1. This looks like the perfect healthy salad! I love that everything is chopped 🙂

    • Meg

      No I have not tried them but I have seen them at the WS store and I WANT them! When you’re chopping salads every day they’re a worthy investment. Thanks for commenting!

  2. This looks similar to a lot of quick lunches I tend to throw together to bring to work! Canned tuna, canned salmon and sometimes the deboned deskinned sardines in olive oil at TJ’s are such an easy/fast way to add protein (and omega 3s) to your lunch.

    • Meg

      I have not tried sardines yet (I know, eek!) but I KNOW they are a superfood and everything I read tells me to eat them. I think I’m just going to have to suck it up and do it! Thanks for commenting!


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