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An interesting "food challenge" at work


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An interesting "food challenge" at work

Barbara76137 | Aug 16, 2011 08:36 PM

We are a small business, only about eight people. I'm 49, Sabrina is 55, and then it ranges from a 20 yr. old to a 72 yr. old.

Sabrina, myself, and Cody, who is 28, have all decided that we will drop some weight between now and the end of the month. Cody has never really exercised before but he's already doing great.

Sabrina and I, on the other hand, have gained big innertubes of blubber around our waists due to stress at work and menopause. We both are in great health, my good cholesterol is triple the norm and my blood pressure is well below nornal. We both run every day.

So today we decided that we would do fun, interesting, healthy salads for lunch. We figured out what each other had in our refrigerators & pantries at home and tomorrow will bring all of that ready to go for some salads.

Tomorrow I'm bringing:

baby greens
cherry tomatoes
sliced red onion
orange bell pepper
sugar snap peas
sliced baby carrots
grilled corn
chick peas
cannellini beans
black beans
artichoke hearts (marinated & not marinated)
black olives
sunflower seeds
dried cranberries
slivered almonds

This should be fun combining what everyone else brings. I'm burned out on making dressings so Sabrina is handling that as well as protein such as hard boiled eggs and chicken.

I'm curious how long this will last. I can live on salads forever, but I'm not sure if everyone else can.

Any interesting suggestions for ingredients?

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