Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Weather and Summer Salad



It is so pretty outside tonight! Bob and I went for day two of our C25K walk. Since it was getting late and we still had to do dinner we just went around the neighborhood. This was very hard for me, as I was feeling ultra self concious!! When I am on the trail or if we go to the track, I don't feel this way. I think it was because so many people were out working in their yards tonight and I was imagining all eyes on me...watching my wiggly, jiggly, huffing, puffing, beat red faced self. Most likely (more like 100% likely) nobody even cared or noticed. It's all me. My husband says that I am way too hard on myself. Probably. I am really working on that! :) The healthier my lifestyle becomes, the more confidence I am gaining, and that feels good!

When we got home we grilled chicken on the bbq and I made my favorite salad. My friend gave me the recipe last summer and I must have made it 1000 times. I change it up...sometimes I add jalapenos, sometimes I skip the onion, sometimes I add tomatoes. Sorry I don't know the exact calories! I roughly added them up and I figure about 130 per cup. Enjoy!

Fresh Summer Salad

15 oz can black beans
15 oz can pinto beans
15 oz can kidney beans
(rinse and drain all the beans)
15 oz bag frozen sweet corn kernels
small chopped red onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 chopped green bell pepper
(I always add a yellow bell pepper also)

The Dressing:
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
the juice of two limes
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional, but yummy!)

-Combine the top first 8 ingredients together in a large bowl.

-In small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing
over the salad and toss together.

This is good paired with grilled chicken or fish!

Hope you all had a good day :)

4 comments:

TJ said...

mmm that salad looks tasty! :)

The movie was good!!! Thanks for asking! :) I find documentary stuff like that relaxing. :)

Julie said...

I just made the comment to my husband the other day when I saw a lady out power walking, that I wish I had the guts to jog outside, but I didn't have the nerve to do it yet. I'm sure you're right, we are more self conscious then we need to be, and most people probably wouldn't even take notice!
Good for you on the c25k, I wish I could get my husband to do some exercise with me!

TJ said...

I can't reply to your questions on the comments from my blog- I guess you don't have an email linked to your account. So: EDAMAME! It's so good! I like getting them in the pods adn eating them as a snack or as a side dish with my fake CHinese food night! :) YUM! They are sorta like beans- a lil crispy and sweeter tasting. You gotta try them! :)

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I make that salad too, but without the peppers. I bet those add a great flavor. We serve it over lettuce, and the kids add salsa and cheese.

Hope your Sunday goes well.