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Throughout my pregnancy salads were very rare on my menu! Why? I’m not sure! When I was pregnant with my son I ate salads frequently because they were both a great way to get protein plus perfect for my gestational diabetes. This time around while I was pregnant with my daughter, I had serious morning sickness.
I started the pregnancy taking both Zofran and Phenergan, luckily I was able to stop taking the Zofran but I ended up taking Phenergan right up until I gave birth! Now…what does this have to do with salad? I really did not have an appetite for salad. I forced it down a few times but aside from that I just did not want any salad!
Now, after the baby I have been craving delicious, protein packed salads! I have several that are coming up on the blog in the next month as I am trying different salads for lunch during the week. I love how easy salads are to whip up for lunch with just about anything I find in the fridge. They are perfect as I try to loose weight plus a good way to get in some additional protein.
I adapted this salad from Cooking Light. The adaption included taking out the rice; however, I just had rice a few too many times that week and was not up for it again so that would likely make a good addition to the salad. I also used the fruit that I had on hand.
My favorite part of this salad? The dressing, it was light and bursting with flavor!
I served this salad along side half a sandwich making it a great lunch or dinner.
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Disclosure: I am a partner with Cooking Light; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.