Summer Berry Salad
I'm a volume eater. Meaning, I love to eat things in excess! Before I found macros, this was obviously a huge problem. I would snack on chips, nutella, and cereal all day long because they were empty calories and I never felt full. Granted, I have a swimmers stomach and could eat all day every day and never feel full, but that's besides the point!
When I first got into macros I was so stoked about making my "cheat foods" fit into my daily schedule. But I slowly realized that those foods are so calorie dense, I wasn't feeling full and satisfied after my meals. So I started incorporating more foods into my day that are high volume, low calorie foods! Enter: This berry salad!
Most fruits and veggies are volume foods. With the rare exception of grapes and pineapple (lots of natural sugars so they're pretty high up there in carbs) you can eat quite a bit of these foods and not break the macro bank.
This salad is an awesome option for my volume eaters. And it comes with a secret ingredient! Walden Farms Raspberry vinaigrette . Guys. It's so good. And calorie free! You're welcome!
This salad can be customized to fit your specific macro needs. I had a bit of fat left for my day so I added in some pecans, almonds and extra feta! But you can absolutely scale this back if you need less of each category.
- 95g baby kale and spinach mix
- 155g strawberries, diced
- 127g mandarin oranges
- 10g pecans
- 28g crumbled feta
- 14g smoked almonds
- Walden Farms raspberry vinaigrette
- Combine all ingredients in massive bowl and ENJOY!
Macros for entire salad (if you include all the feta and nuts!)
If you remove the almonds and pecans and stick with just the feta, the macros are: