Cucumber Salad

Happy Wednesday Morning!  I would love to report that today is much better than yesterday, but alas it is not. Mind over matter, right? That's what I am telling myself right now. Maybe it will work.

Moving on to more important things - food! Nick has a much wider pallet than I do when it comes to ingredients and foods. He  is always creating new snacks or telling me about things he ate when he was growing up. Keep in mind, Nick can eat a lot more than I can and is typically more frequently hungry. As annoyed as I sometimes get when he's hungry only a short time after any meal, I do love him and want to make him happy all of the time! He is my favorite person in the entire world. However, I have to try to keep it healthy. Today I have a healthy snack, lunch or dinner for you! [And, it should fill you up with no problem at all!!]

We are both getting back on the health train; we wanted to start this past Monday, but that did not happen and that is because we have no groceries. It's been a chaotic month - Nick was with his family for the 4th of July and then he was gone for a week and then we were both gone for several days to visit my mom and here we are in the last week of July.

And now we have to go to visit his family this weekend. While he is visiting, I'll be living the life in a hotel room. That's a story for another day. 

While we do not have much in our house right now, we did have Cucumbers, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Nick happens to love something he calls Cucumber Salad. I never heard of a Cucumber Salad before he mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty good though. Yes, I'm being serious! So today I am bringing to you a Cucumber Salad, which can be a very healthy snack or lunch.


Servings: As many or as little as you like

Calories: 230 [for ENTIRE cucumber, cheese, vinaigrette]

Total Fat: 8 grams

Total Carbohydrates: 4 grams

Total Protein: 6 grams

Total Fiber: 1 gram

Points Plus Value:  6

Let's get down to business. Here is what you will need:

  • 1 large cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • Apple Cider Vinegar [optional]

Directions:

  • Slice cucumber fairly thin

  • Crumble blue cheese over the cucumber slices

  • Add Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

  • Eat

 

I hope you give this a try! I was a bit skeptical, but the salad was amazing and totally healthy. You can eat the ENTIRE salad for 6PP?? YES!! How awesome is that? For me, I would not be able to finish the entire salad. So, if you're like me and divide it in half - 3 PP is an amazing number!!

I hope you all enjoy!

 

Until Next Time,

Happy Healthy Creating!