Quick, Easy and Simple Superfood Salad

by - September 12, 2017



I eat this salad everyday, sometimes twice a day.  It's delicious, healthy, quick and easy to make.  Since I work from home I am able to cook and put together the ingredients on the spot but if I had to take this salad into the office I could, would and have.  I would just keep all the ingredients in separate containers and combine them when I was ready to eat.
Ingredients:
Two to three handfuls of spinach
Two egg whites
One whole egg
Two to three tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
A squirt of Sriracha
Salt and pepper

How simple is that?
If you wanted to you could get crazy with this salad and add beans or more veggies, chicken of fish.  But the reasons I eat this salad are it's under 300 calories, it's extremely healthy and it really fills me up, it doesn't hurt that it takes three minutes to construct.



Cooking/ construction method:
I grab three eggs I crack one whole egg into a microwave safe bowl and separate two egg whites and add them to the bowl as well.  Sometimes I save the egg yolks for a DIY hair mask and sometimes I save them for my hubby who eats them raw but sometimes I have to throw them away.  I place a damp paper towel over the egg bowl and stick the bowl in the microwave for two minutes (I don't mix/ scramble the eggs).  The damp paper towel keeps some moisture in the eggs and protects the microwave from popping eggs messiness.  While the eggs cook, I grab my spinach throw it into a bowl with the Greek yogurt and Sriracha and toss it all together.  This gets a little messy but that's life right?  When the eggs are done cooking (I like mine underdone and the yolk soft and a little runny) I add them to the spinach, Greek yogurt mixture and chop them up as I mix them in.  For finishing touches I add a little salt and pepper, I prefer pink Himalayan salt.





This salad packs a punch when it comes to nutrition, especially protein.  Spinach is full of vitamins K, A, B6, B2, E, C as well as calcium, fiber and potassium.   Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids and vitamins A, B5, B12, B2, folate and phosphorous.  The whole egg has 6 grams of protein and the two egg whites have 7.2 grams of protein, all together 13.2 grams of protein just in the eggs.  The two to three tablespoons of Greek yogurt contains 2.75 to 4.2 grams of protein and the handfuls of spinach have about 2 grams of protein.  That's a total of 19.4 grams (about) of protein packed in this simple, 300 calorie salad!  I've read that the red chili peppers that Sriracha is made from helps boost the metabolism so not only is it there for flavor but it's also hard at work in this salad.

I'd love to hear any opinions you guys might have about my little salad.  Let me know if you like, I know not everyone loves Greek yogurt, its not the typical American yogurt, but who knows you might like it mixed in with the eggs and Sriracha.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Editors Note: This salad pictured is a little small, it was my second on that day and I only used on handful of spinach.



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