Simple Spring Greens Salad

Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days brings us a super-simple, green salad to enjoy on Fast Days. Filled with chew factor, this easy and flavorful side salad takes the bite out of Fast Day (FD) hunger.

 

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Simple Spring Green Salad is amazing with any protein, especially when served as part of Fast Day Beef Carpaccio as part of Valentine’s Day Dinner.

Yes, this seems like I’m teaching you how to boil water, but sometimes Occam’s razor is the key to success. Often, we’re plagued with hunger and a need to chew—especially when first beginning an intermittent fasting lifestyle. On those Fast Days, you can literally carve out 45 calories to enjoy any time you get hungry. It’s super-easy to come up with a 200-250 or even 300 calorie Fast Day (FD) dinner, that leaves room for up to 3 of these chew-heavy, salads if desired!

While FDHD’s agrees that the it appears, the longer you can rest your body with a complete absence of calories during a FD, the better the healing power realized, we also think that it’s important to keep deprivation at bay. All the research on humans use a 500/600 calorie model and much of that research was done allowing the calories to be used freely within that fasting timeframe.

So, if you “have a need to feed.” Remember this super, simple spring salad and know you can trick it out any way you like as long as you add any extra calories to the total.

Simple Spring Greens Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Salad

Serving Size: 1 Serving

Calories per serving: 45

Simple Spring Greens Salad

Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days brings us a super-simple, green salad to enjoy on Fast Days. Filled with chew factor, this easy and flavorful side salad takes the bite out of Fast Day (FD) hunger.

Ingredients

2 cups spring mix
1 cup romaine hearts, chopped or torn
1/2 ounce grape tomatoes

Instructions

    Toss all ingredients together with dressing and serve.

Notes

Yes, it's a quick and delicious side salad that can be tricked out any way you like. The best part is that even with our garlic-y, homemade, Dijon Vinaigrette, it comes in under 50 calories, making it a perfect means of adding bulk to a Fast Day (FD), or non-fast meal. Lot's of chew factor, making this Simple Spring Green Salad a great BFYCB (Bang-For-Your-Calorie-Buck).

Serving Ideas Serve with your favorite Fast Day (FD) entrée, protein or soup!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 45 Calories; 1g Fat (20.1% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3g Net Carbohydrate

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Author: Susie T. Gibbs

SusieT is passionately committed to seeking studies and research detailing the most effective strategies for killing inflammation, boosting health, increasing energy and expanding longevity through nutrition. Seeking health through ancestral principles and making darn good food while traveling along life’s path to better health occupies a key place in her personal food philosophy. SusieT develops recipes and writes about cooking, food, health and nutrition news. Find her latest work in CarbSmart Magazine, a digital magazine from the leaders in low carbohydrate information. A two-year survivor from late stage, hormone-positive breast cancer, SusieT encourages everyone to meet their kitchen and begin a love affair with life and cooking good, clean, nourishing meals. The life you save could be your own. Email SusieT with questions and suggestions for new 5:2 and 4:3 ADF/EOD recipes.

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