Green Goddess Salad

One of the best things about living in Stowe is there is no fast food in town. Not a single chain. There's certainly junk food- pizza and a burger shop and a hot dog place etc. But somehow they don't have the same hold on me that those scary golden arches do. One of my absolute favorite places was introduced to me by my trainer Julie. The Green Goddess Cafe is a lovely place with healthy breakfasts, delicious sandwiches, and baked goods. But my favorite item on offer is the create your own salad. You get to choose a whole slew of toppings, cheeses, etc. All on top of mesclun greens, and you can get it chopped! I can shovel in a lot of chopped salad, and to me, that's a good thing. Sometimes after the gym I get this topped with a poached egg or two, but today I got:
shredded carrot
red onion
red grapes
bacon bits
and candied walnuts.
All topped with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette - made with Vermont maple syrup!
It is so YUM! And beautiful, here's a pic!

I used myfitnesspal to try to guess the calories, and including the dressing I had it coming out to about 280 calories for the whole thing, but of course, I never can finish!



Brooke said...

I could easily all of that salad.... God, why is the band so different for everyone, it's so weird.

Looks like a delish way to clean out your system and start fresh for the week.

Angie said...

Brooke-I came here on Saturday and ate all of it plus two poached eggs. Today I couldn't get more than half. Who effin knows!

Gilly said...

You, my friend, have inspired me to make a yummy salad for dinner :)

Nicole said...

I am drooooooling (maybe because I am on clear liquids lol) looks so yummy that place seems so great!

TracyZ said...

I share your love of the create your own salads. We have a few great places here in Denver that let you pick all your toppings, chop up the salad into band friendly bits, and top it off with a nice low-fat vinaigrette.

I started visiting a produce market so I could make them myself (and spend less money) and its become my go-to food.

My current favorite is mixed greens, fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, english cucumber, and roasted chicken all with a yummy balsamic-vinaigrette.

Tiffani said...

Too funny... since I've become preggers I've been craving salads like no other! I told the husband that we needed to open one of those salad places that I saw on The Real World in DC. THEN, we were driving through Madison (the bigger city and capital of WI near us) and WE SAW ONE JUST OPENING!!! It's called "Salad Creations" and we are going tonight for dinner, lol. I am super stoked and have been drooling over the menu for days!! Thanks for the yummy suggestions on salad toppings! :)

Girl Bandit said...

Oh yum...I love salad and miss my veggies alot. I am sure those scales will be kind to you once the water torture is thru!!!

RC said...

thanks for the comment on my blog today, Angie! I appreciate the encouragement! :) That salad looks AWESOME and I also love my salads chopped now - so much easier to eat! I made one yesterday with some whole wheat rotini, spinach, chopped up salmon, parsley, olive oil, orange zest, tiny bits of orange, and a splash of lemon. It was so bright and fresh. You're lucky to have found that great spot! I've never thought of putting poached eggs on top - yum! I'll have to try it!

Carmen said...

yummmyyyy.....i might have to see how a salad goes down :-)

THE DASH! said...

OOOH that looks good. Might have to try that.

Mary said...

OOOOOOOOOOH THAT LOOKS DELISH!!! You have to find me on MFP if you have an account, my screen name is Mary_Thompson

Jess said...

I just started following your blog and lemme tell ya, what a great way to start with pics of yummy food! That salad sounds awesome (minus the lettuce, I get sick of lettuce)! I can't wait to make it to the 170's! You are doing great! Check out my blog

Leslee said...

That looks delish. The cafeteria in the hospital attached to the research building I work in has a fab salad bar very similar. I'm not usually a fan of cafeteria's but this one has create your own salads as well as stir-fry's. Yummo! Glad to see that you're doing so well. You've got me inspired, someday I'm going to look as great as you!

Gilly said...

Angie, next time you are home we will totally hang and we will take pictures and everyone will be super jealous and want to be us! :)

Gen said...

OMG that sounds sooooooo good! I would choose the exact same toppings! I bet I could eat the whole thing too.

Thanks for letting me know I am not alone on WL slowing way down - at this point I would be happy with 5 lbs a month!

This is me now... at 160!

This is me now... at 160!
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