Bariatric Surgery Friendly Salads and Cold Eats

It's been soooo hot I've been doing a lot of salads for lunch. When it's 102°F the last thing you want to do is eat hot foods or turn on any appliance that has the potential to heat the house... and though I heart my Protein Ice Cream sometimes you want something savory.

Here's a couple of yummy salads I had this week...

Shelly's Italian Chef Salad

Romaine Lettuce
Turkey Cold Cut, sliced
Genoa Salami, sliced
Cucumber, sliced
Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Ricotta Salata, Parmesan or Mozzarella Cheese
a dollop of Shelly's Tomato Basil Yogurt Dressing

Shelly's Tomato Basil Yogurt Dressing

3 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt (I use 2%, they have 0%)
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Parmesan, grated
1 Plum Tomato
2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Whiz in a mini food processor (A post-op MUST HAVE) till smooth. Refrigerate any unused portion. Makes enough for several salads. This is also a great dip for chicken, fish, beef, veggies.

and one I put in my super cool bento box and took to the park...

Pink Box (top left): Green Salad w/ Cold Salmon (great for leftovers)
Green Box (top right): Salami Chips
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Ricotta & Apple Compote
Orange Box (bottom right): Baby Bel Cheese (little blue container) Shelly's Herbalicious Dressing for salad
Along side: Peach Green Tea Stick

Other Eggface Salad Recipes:
Shelly's Tropical Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chutney Chicken Salad
Shelly's BLT Chicken Salad
Shelly's Italian Chicken Salad
Shelly's Pimento Chicken Salad
Shelly's Italian Bean Salad
Shelly's Greek Bean Salad
Shelly's Shell-less Taco Salad
Shelly's Fish Taco Salad
Shelly's Jazzy New Orleans Muffaletta Salad