Today's lunch was a salad that I learned to make from a friend of mine who is a pilot for US Airways.
I call it Capt. Tom's Heart Healthy Salad
It's very healthy and tremendously delicious.
2 cups Romaine washed and torn in bite size pieces
Sprinkle lettuce with about a teaspoon of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons of good grade Olive Oil
1 packet artificial sweetner of choice (I use Splenda)
1/8 tsp. of Ceyenne Pepper
Stir until well blended then drizzle over the Romaine
Crush 4 - 6 Salad Croutons (I use Marzetti's Garlic 'n Butter) and sprinkle over the salad
Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese
Toss and enjoy!
*add on options - pecans, cranberries, diced chicken, pine nuts
I personally like it plain and simple... sometimes I toss in some cranberries.
Add a glass of ice water with extra lemon and you have a light and refreshing meal !