Grape and Feta Salad
Grape and Feta Salad is a healthy and delicious salad that is simple to make. It is also a nice break from leafy green salads. This grape salad can easily be your new lunchtime favorite.
I need a new lifestyle. It is 2 am. I have been wide awake since 1 am. Why? Well, I think it is because I have a lot on my mind. My brain will not shut off.
Some of it is the usual, financial stress, worrying about this, worry about that. Also, I admit I overindulged for Fat Tuesday and I am feeling it just sitting in my belly. A pizza was the culprit. A place that is known for good Chicago style pizza, well I had 1 piece too many. Now I pay the price.
I am Catholic, and lent is starting. For the last few years, I give up meat altogether for Lent. Not just on Fridays, but all 40 days and 40 nights. I am not 100% vegetarian during the time. I think the correct term is Pescatarian. It is because I still will eat seafood during Lent. It actually helps me with my weight loss I want to always have.
Giving up the meats for lent actually, helps me with my weight loss I want to always have. Now that I have less stress with work. I really want to have this new lifestyle. I’m a stress eater, that is one the reasons I have so many ups and downs with my weight. Lent is a great way to start this new lifestyle.
Grape and Feta Salad
Eating green, leafy salads for lunch can be boring. I wanted to do something different. I first saw this recipe for a green grape salad in an old copy of Eating Light Magazine in the waiting room of the doctor’s office.
To me, this salad sounded good but could be improved. I ran the recipe by my GBF (Gay Best Friend), he is a culinary wizard and I told him many times we need to do some type of cooking video together. Anyway, he suggested adding mint to it. To me, this was a wonderful idea.
With my new position, I have to bring a lunch now. So this salad is a great alternative to green leafy salad. Oh, and by the way, in case you are wondering after I wrote the first half of this post, my belly settled down and I went to bed. So this part I have written after sleeping. I told you I write in real-time sometimes.
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Grape and Feta Salad is a healthy and delicious salad that is simple to make. It is also a nice break from leafy green salads. This grape salad can easily be your new lunchtime favorite
- 1/4 lb feta cheese crumbled
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin lemon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 1/4 cups green seedless grapes
- 1 1/4 cups red seedless grapes
- 1 pear chopped
- 6 -8 fresh mint leaves thinly sliced
- Place feta in a small bowl.
- Drizzle with oil and honey.
- Add pepper and toss gently.
- Add grapes and pear.
- Add mint
- Gently toss everything together.
- Serve it up and ENJOY!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 132kcal Calories from fat 51|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|