Everyone should have a go to salad, or a few that they love for when you are in a rush for something fast, and you want something yummy. The yummy part is important for me.
I threw this salad together one day when I was just in the above situation, and was so happy with the outcome it's at the top of my list.
The recipe is simple: Spinach leaves, craisins, and blue cheese with olive oil drizzled over top. So simple, it'll make you stop and think before rushing for fast food.
If you're not a fan of Spinach, the nice thing is that you really can swap this out for any other type of lettuce and it's delicious. I don't think too much about how much of each ingredient to add. This really is a low fat salad, it's vegetarian, not that it needs to be, you can add some chicken and it will be just as yummy. But the olive oil is an essential fatty acid and helps you stay fuller longer, it also doesn't interfere with the flavors of the blue cheese and cranberries. The blue cheese, while yummy, also helps give necessary protein and some fat for prolonged energy. The dried cranberries give great energy and are rich in antioxidants along with the Spinach. The best part about this salad is that it gives you great energy, doesn't make you feel too full or not full enough. I recommend making the salad as big as you need, and enjoy totally guilt free!
Editor: Emma Daley