Happy #FatSnacks Friday, it has been a minute I know. This is our first one of 2018 and you might think its super lame but it isn’t. Summer bodies are made in the winter although I’m not actually working on my summer body. I totally should but whateve; I just like food that tastes amazing in my mouth. This is also a great meal when you don’t know what to cook, don’t feel like cooking and or you are like me and your kid has late night sports during the work week.
The family and I have been hooked on salads, we change them up a little but it is our thing and we like them. Babe and LittleCuteLips love my salads so much they refuse to make them themselves. Now I don’t expect the 6-year-old to make her own but Babe has no excuse. According to them, I make them in a way that they can’t. They must think I’m stupid because it is only salad and no magic is included but I let them live and I make their salads. The Manchild doesn’t like his food to touch so he only eats the lettuce and doesn’t like salad dressing. He makes his own rabbit food.
Step 1: Lettuce – You can get any kind you want. I get a few different types, whatever I’m feeling or what is on sale and or in stock. Because I’m OCD I cut up everything, I firmly believe that everything tastes better when you cut it up into bite-size pieces.
Step #2: Mixed broccoli Slaw – This provides a nice crunch, it is broccoli, carrots and red cabbage shredded. It comes in a bag and you take a handful out and keep it moving.
Step #3: Broccoli – This is my favorite vegetable so it has to go in my salad. I cut off the bush part and toss the stems or you can freeze them and use them for another recipe.
Step #4: Tomatoes – LittleCuteLips and I love tomatoes but the boys not so much so I don’t put them in Babe’s salad. This particular time I purchase some already cut from the salad bar. Sometimes I just buy tomatoes and cut them up myself.
Step #5: Cheese – I love shredded cheddar cheese so that is what I go with. You can use any cheese of your choice but cheddar makes it better.
Step #6: Boiled Eggs – This one I make at home, buying it from the salad bar is expensive because the weight is heavy. LittleCuteLips doesn’t like the yoke in hers.
Step #7: Bacon – Bacon makes everything better, this time I used bacon bits. Other times I fry up bacon in the pan.
Step #8: Croutons – I love them and LittleCuteLips does too. Sometimes they are a little rough on the roof of your mouth.
Before I started making the salad I fried up some chicken tenders. If I want to take the lazy way out then I get a rotisserie chicken because it is already cooked and only cost $4.99
Step #9: Chicken – I sliced up the chicken tenders and put them on top. Adding chicken makes our salad filling and that is what we are always going for.
The salad also packs up nicely for lunch, I make them in mason jars. That makes it easy to transport.