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Vegetarian Recipe for Spanish Salad

Ingredients (makes one serving)

1 medium head romaine lettuce (washed, dried and cut into small pieces)
2 tomatoes
1/2 onion sliced
10 small Spanish olives
1 hardboiled egg
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
seal salt and freshly ground pepper
1 slice whole wheat bread


Place romaine lettuce in a medium sized bowl, slice tomatoes and egg into medallions and add to bowl. Add the onion and olives. Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar and add the salt and pepper to taste (not to much salt!). Mix all together. Serve with a toasted slice of whole wheat bread.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 537
Total Fat - 38g
  Saturated Fat - 6g
  Trans Fat - 0g
Cholesterol - 212mg
Sodium - 632mg
Total Carbohydrate - 37g
  Dietary Fiber- 12g
  Sugars - 13g
Protein - 16g

Key Note

This vegetarian recipe offers a good amount of Protein and Dietary Fiber. What does this mean? you will be full longer, have more energy, and your body will not have a carb crash in the mid-afternoon. This recipe is high in fat, but most of the fat comes from the olive oil, which is great for your heart. This recipe also calls for Whole Wheat bread, make sure when you buy your bread, you look at the nutrient information and make sure each slice has at least 4 grams of Dietary Fiber.






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