Beauty comes from within

I love my junk food and my candies, but I always try to eat healthy anyway. I'm always on the look-out for tasty, quick and healthy dishes with low fat and manageable calories. I'm perpetually trying to lose weight but aside from that I have witnessed firsthand how a bad diet can quickly lead to terrible circumstances. My boyfriend had his gallbladder taken out last year, you see. The operation was a cinch, but the two weeks after that were extremely painful for him. I don't want to go through that.

Let this serve as a reminder that beauty comes from within. Eat good food to look good. It's not just skincare and makeup that will keep you looking your best! In the long run, its the food you eat and the lifestyle you maintain.

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I love salads but I am generally too lazy to make them the way I like them! I prefer salty-sour salads with some sort of meat - it's already a complete, healthy meal that way. Anyway, let me share with you a simple salad recipe that I whipped up randomly. Loved it! Ate it for breakfast for two days straight.

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Cooked and seasoned chicken chunks (I used taco seasoning, salt and pepper)

Brine-cured green olives

Cherry tomatoes

Lemon juice

Balsamic vinegar

Extra virgin olive oil



Feta cheese (optional)

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Tip to make the lettuce last longer and fresher: Wash it, store it in a sealed plastic container, then put it in the freezer for a few minutes. Then move it to the vegetable compartment.

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Dressing: For every part of olive oil, add two to three parts of balsamic vinegar (depends on how sour you want it to be of course). Sweeten with honey according to taste. I added a few dried herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary for extra flavor.

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Mix it up! I prefer to add a few drops of fresh lemon juice for a subtle citrus kick.