Did you ever have someone send you photos of yourself only to have "Good Lord, when did I gain that weight?" become the first thought that crosses your mind? This is what happened to me yesterday. Last year I trained for my first half marathon and I was running all the time. Unfortunately, like most people that train for their first distance run, when I finished training I kept eating. This isn't to say I've gained a ton of weight. In truth, I only need to lose 5 or 10 lbs. in order to get back to the size I prefer to be at. But, those photos were a rude awakening to say the least. So, tonight I decided to make a salad for dinner. I decided that a mix of lean protein and greens would be healthy and satisfying. I went to the butcher at my local grocery store and asked which cut of beef she would recommend for a tasty but lean topping to a spinach salad, she recommended some top sirloin. I added some spinach and a pear that was so sweet it tasted as if it had been soaked in sugar and vanilla. Not too shabby. This is great meal if you're in a hurray, all in I think it only took 10 minutes to prepare.
Spinach Salad with Sirloin Steak and Pear
1 bag washed spinach leaves
1 lb sirloin steak, grilled and cut into strips
2-4 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
1 pear, chopped or sliced
3-4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
Salad Dressing, I like a raspberry vinaigrette for this
Split ingredients between two plates and top with dressing. Voila! Dinner is served.