It's Trendy Tuesday...Do You Dare?

I double dog DARE you! Here's a TREND~For the rest of the week (Tuesday-Saturday) I challenge you to rid yourself of a food related indulgence you enjoy. For example, the soda you "only" drink on Wednesday's at the park, the cookies you bought for "school" lunches :D, your Starbucks obsession, the butter on your toast in the morning or that little 9PM snack attack. Whatever your downfall may be, I challenge you to test your own will power and prove to yourself how strong you really are! Why? Because I KNOW you can do it! What's my indulgence? Juice in the morning. Just a little itty bitty glass of juice. What has helped me to overcome the guilty juice drinking? EASY!~I just don't buy it.

Today's Recipe:

Chicken Caesar Salad~What?? A healthy caesar?
Dressing (suggestion-double this-just don't double drizzle it on your salad!)
6T. light mayonnaise
3 T. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 T. water
1 1/2 t. anchovy paste (I know, probably not in your cupboard!)
3 large garlic cloves minced
1 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl stirring with whisk.

Grilled chicken-Tip: baste with a little with dressing!
1 (10 oz) package of romaine salad
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/4 c grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Black Pepper Garlic Flatbread
2 garlic cloves minces
1 T minced fresh oregano
1 1/2 t coarsely ground black pepper
1 can refrigerated pizza crust dough
cooking spray
Directions: Combine first four ingredients in bowl, unroll dough, coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic mixture. Bake according to package directions.

Don't kid yourself princesses. Ordering a caesar "salad" from a restaurant is like ordering a Big Mac, fries and a milkshake...supersized!

Tip: ALWAYS ask for the dressing on the side and pass on the croutons! Hard as a rock bread really isn't that great anyway!:D

Good Luck with your new TREND for the week!


annette said...

What if caesar salad IS my guilty pleasure? (It is, if you are wondering. I only eat it occasionally... but when I do, I just chow down and put the thought of all that fat and crap out of my head and enjoy it. lol)

Lauri said...

Too many guilty pleasures to name just one. I suppose sweets in generally are my weaknesses and I have been much better about not having them much! How about no ice cream for the rest of the week? Hmmmm, we'll see ;-)