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My Go-To Healthy Salads and Sandwiches

I’m a cold lunch girl all the way. My whole life I’ve preferred a great sandwich over any type of warm meal when the clock strikes noon. Sometimes I even have a salad or sandwich for dinner when I’m having a low key night. During Phase 1 of P90X, I eat a salad nearly every day for lunch and during Phases 2 and 3, I usually would whip up my favorite turkey avocado sandwich.  A favorite go-to salad to bring to a party is my strawberry goat cheese salad. Everyone loves it so it’s the perfect low-fat side dish for BBQs and parties. I always offer to bring it so that I have something healthy to eat at the party (usually this doesn’t stop me for diving into dessert though!)

Below are my favorite go-to recipes.  I didn’t include portion sizes for many because it’s up to you depending on how large of a salad/sandwich you’d like and your personal preference. Also, I prefer all ingredients to be organic, but it’s up to you! I simply list the ingredients – you can figure the rest out!

Chinese Chicken or Shrimp Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

  • Grilled chicken or cold shrimp (if you chose shrimp, squeeze a fresh lemon over it and sprinkle with salt before adding)
  • Mixed greens
  • Shredded or sliced organic carrots (I use a peeler and peel one large carrot into my bowl to make long strands of carrot)
  • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  • Chopped red peppers, onion, cucumber and tomato
  • 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (or any other low calorie salad dressing)
  • Halved orange slices (optional)

P90X Phase 1 Recipe Approved

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

  • Mixed greens
  • Chopped Almonds
  • Cucumber and red onion
  • Dried cranberries
  • Goat Cheese
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Trader Joe’s Non-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette (or any other low-calorie dressing)

P90X Phase 1 Recipe Approved

Cilantro Club Salad

  • 3 oz pre-cooked cold ham (we get ours from Costco)
  • 3 oz pre-cooked cold turkey breast (Costco as well)
  • Organic greens
  • Chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 medium avocado (approximately 1.5 ounces)
  • 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing

Phase 1 P90X Approved

Nicole’s Famous Turkey Avocado Sammy

The Makings of Excellence

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • Yellow mustard
  • 3-6 ounces of fresh sliced turkey (we purchase whole pre-cooked turkey breast from Costco and cut our own slices)
  • Roasted red peppers (jarred), cucumber, sliced red onion, sliced tomato
  • 1/4 medium avocado (approximately 1.5 ounces)
  • Italian seasoning (sprinkle in sandwich for a flavor boost!)

Nicole's Famous Turkey Avocado Sandwich with Cottage Cheese & Peaches

Phases 2 and 3 P90X

Tuna Mustard Salad

  • 7 ounce can of albacore tuna
  • Low fat mayo (add desired amount to tuna or omit if you prefer)
  • Chopped cucumbers, onion, tomato, red peppers
  • Yellow mustard (for dressing)

Phase 1 P90X Approved & very low calorie

Tuna Curry Salad

  • 7 ounce can of albacore tuna
  • Low fat mayo (add desired amount to tuna or omit if you prefer)
  • Yellow curry powder (add to mayo and tuna mixture)
  • Chopped cucumbers, onion, tomato
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Trader Joe’s Fat Free Balsamic Viniagrette
  • Optional: Add 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous mixed with some feta cheese for extra substance

Phase 2 or 3 90X