So what if you broke the bank signing up for weight loss programs and sweated with Richard Simmons, danced with Jane Fonda or whoever would have you until the cows came home, exercised with the morning television workout crew on some deserted beach and you still don’t have a clue about the perfect quick salad —which you can make in nanoseconds, costs about as much as a Big Mac and will leave you completely satisfied with excellent food nutrients and losing weight on almost every bite.
If you were told OK I am going to leave you with these ingredients and that’s all you have to eat for a month could you handle it? I know I could and did and lost over twenty pounds by eating as many salads as I could stuff in my face while adding daily walking to the routine. The basics reflect around live enzymes which are included in the fresh spinach.
Let’s start with why would you want to go on a salad diet anyway. You surely don’t want to be in the league of left wing veggies or get accused of eating rabbit food. Or do you? A few weeks ago the guy at the ice cream store was trying to entice the server to give him a little larger cone when he said to her: ” You can see I’m a big ole boy— now don’t be stingy on my serving. You could tell he had only about one more notch before he would literally bust out of his blue jean coveralls. He definitely was a big ole boy and by looking around in the malls of America I am seeing more and more big ole boys and big ole girls.
We in America have been super-sized without even knowing it. It’s not your fault, but you can help by learning to eat intelligently.The big food corporations are laughing all the way to the bank with the largest cheering squad in the world looking on The AMA list of so called Doctors. I don’t know about you, but I don’t give a dam how many fancy Ferrari’s my doc has or how many luxurious vacation kickbacks he gets from serving out Merck’s drugs, but if we all changed and ate healthier we could put most of these overpaid Broadway super-gods out of business.
My friend and myself took a weekend drive to Hudson beach on the west coast of Florida where we checked into a canal front old fashioned motel—Ideally situated, where you can fish right off of your dock. The motel was cozy with a kitchen, living room, large bedroom and was moderately priced. The petite oriental lady checked us in and handed us our fresh towels and room key. Almost out the door I asked if she knew of any good restaurants in the area.
She said: “you could walk several blocks and there are a couple of seafood restaurants, but if you really wanted to have good food I will ask my husband the Captain where he would recommend.” Just then he waddled through the door and yes I had a stint as a weight guesser at Ocean City, New Jersey (got canned gave too many teddy bears away) and I would still guess him at just a tad under 500 lbs. This is after driving about five hours and anxious to get settled into our cozy canal motel. He went on to say “you simply get back on the main highway and drive about nine miles and there they have three all you can eat smorgasbord restaurants along the main strip.
We walked a pleasant five blocks or so along the canal front and came to the point where the ocean swept within yards of two spectacular local fisherman restaurants. After having a beverage while watching the boats return and the sun set, we were delighted to find such a quaint spot. The seafood restaurant served the best prepared fresh grouper I have ever eaten in my life and with the hand of a master server (freshly pressed white dinner jacket and all) who enticed us with some cracked fresh snow crab over ice for starters. We were in restaurant heaven and without breaking the travel bank, since we almost always order water with lemon. This was possibly the finest meal I have ever had. Now that’s saying something! Word to the wise be careful what people are telling you and for what reason— including my self.
Now if that isn’t enough to want to eat healthy I wouldn’t know what is. I discovered this salad by accident and will pass this on just in case you are shipwrecked, kidnapped, snowed in or chained to MacDonald’s and this is all you get. YOU WILL BE FINE. Warp speed ahead to learn how fast you can make Zentraveler’s Perfect Salad. Speedy Gonzalez would be jealous!
Zentraveler’s Perfect Salad
One bag of spinach (lots of iron green and leafy good stuff) Popeye’s favorite
One container of fresh mushrooms( Japanese swear by these and have longest longevity
One small container of red cherry tomatoes (Good for prostate)
One three ounce packet of skinless, boneless Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (five for 4 dollars at our local store) simply delicious and not messy and strong like canned salmon. Brand Pillar Rock with 1000 mg of omega free per serving. (heart healthy on steroids)
One can of three or four bean salad (find the one that includes garbanzo beans)
Toss mix in a wooden salad bowl and dump entire can of three bean salad over the ingredients. By pouring the juice from the three bean salad all over you couldn’t find a more delicious salad dressing. Add fresh jarred Garlic for taste, sprinkle you favorite seasonings and add a squeeze of fresh lime. It’s time to enjoy!
Nano method: six seconds to open spinach bag and toss into salad bowl, 30 seconds to open salmon and tear or scissor cut into pieces, three seconds to add fresh garlic from the jar. 10 seconds to toss in cherry tomatoes, 10 seconds to scatter mushrooms, 30 seconds to open can of four bean salad and throw into wooden salad bowl. 30 seconds more for a perfect toss and you are ready to eat Zentraveler’s Perfect Salad!
So there you have it! If you want to create your own perfect salad in 100 seconds— look how much time and money you will save and best of all it’s chocked full of the best ingredients nature can provide. “Bon Appetit,”
QUOTE: “He that takes Medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician.” —–Chinese proverb
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Male’s belly pouch is dollars in the bank for heart surgeons.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Petro Dollars—learn to walk more and schedule only necessary trips.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat healthy! Let’s cut out the middleman.
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