Last Tuesday all I wanted to eat was chocolate. And cookies. And drink wine. So that’s what I did.

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I was stressed out, tired and apparently thought that eating any form of sugar I could get my hands on was going to make me feel better. Well, it didn’t. At the end of the night I felt like the cracked out sugar mama that I was. Shocker, right?

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I woke up the next morning with a sugar hangover the size of Dolly Parton’s…….hair. I worked out twice on Wednesday and ate this salad for lunch and dinner. By mid day I was starting to feel a bit better.

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I haven’t posted that many salads on the blog. And it’s not because we don’t eat them, we eat a lot of them but I guess in the back of my sugar coated brain, I think lemon bars and chocolate cherry brownies are so much more worthy of your time. I mean who wants to read about salad when you can look at pictures of brown butter apple cake?

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But you know what? This salad is worthy. In fact, it’s soooooo worthy. We eat some resemblance of this salad a few times a month. I make the dressing by the quart and I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make it. Sometimes I throw in a handful of garbanzo beans or leftover diced chicken but the veg usually stays the same.

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Chopped romaine with some spinach and/or arugula for good measure, chopped peppers, tomato, sweet onion, cucumber, green olives and some crumbled feta cheese. I happened to have some pita bread that was going stale so I toasted it up to make some croutons. It’s a winner of a salad and will fill you up without leaving you wanting something more.

I couldn’t help but smile at this last picture. As I sat down to eat lunch, I grabbed a baking book to read while I ate. Just keeping it real, folks!

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6 Responses to Chopped Greek Salad with Pita Chip Croutons

  1. This salad looks delicious! I love the pita croutons and your colorful photos. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Don’t you just hate those darned sugar hangovers?! This salad is more than worthy of a post. I’m quite certain I could happily plow through a bowl of this in no time.

  3. Maria says:

    Love this salad! Perfect detox for those sugar indulgent days:)

  4. Bev Weidner says:

    I want this on my tongue soooooo baaahhhddd right now.

  5. Aggie says:

    This is the most perfect salad ever girl. And pita croutons?? you are a genius.

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