Summer Livin’, Salad Lovin’…… It’s All about the BASS (BIG ASS SALADS) YUM!

   Its’s not too late to get lean by Labor Day!

The GKF eating plan can get you the results you want .  The best part is it is simple to follow, and allows you to “cheat” on the weekends as long as you are strict during the week !

1. Green Smoothies 1-2 times daily

2. Big Salad for Dinner. The bigger the better. Fill yourself up with all the tasty colors of summer 🙂

GKF Cobb Salad:

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Ingredients:

2 strips cooked lean/ low sodium turkey bacon crumbled

3 cups fresh washed baby spinach

3 hard boiled egg whites cubed

3-4 ounces of grilled boneless skinless chicken breast

10 grape or cherry tomatos halved

1/4 an avocado diced

1/4 cup of beet sliced

1/4 cup cucumber sliced

1/4 cup carrots shredded

Directions:

Place spinach in a BIG bowl

Arrange the rest of the ingredients on top in sections or rows.

Enjoy with a low cal/ low sugar dressing

Garden Green Egg Salad (Lettuce Wraps)

Another green and white option to fill the creamy salad bowl at your cookout! 

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(makes 12 servings)

Ingredients:
24 large eggs

1 ½ cups nonfat plain greek yogurt (or non dairy substitute)

3 tablespoons of your favorite yellow or Dijon mustard

sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, paprika

6-10 chooped scallions

3-4 minced celery stalks

24 large romaine lettuce leaves (optional)

2-3 cups of sprouts

Directions:

  1. Place all the eggs in a large sauce pan and cover them in cold water. Bring them to a boil for about 5 minutes and then remove from the heat and cover with lid.
  2. Let stand for 12 minutes , then drain.
  3. Peel the eggs and remove the yolks. Discard yolks.
  4. Dice the egg whites and combine with Greek yogurt and mustard.
  5. Stir in the scallions and celery.
  6. Season with sea salt, fresh ground black pepper and paprika.
  7. Serve alone in a serving bowl or divided evenly among the lettuce leaves and roll up, top with sprouts.

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The GKF Special Green Smoothie

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Ingredients:
2-3 cups fresh washed greens (chard, kale, collar greens, or spinach)
½ cup sliced peach or apricot (frozen optional)
½ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
¼ cup sliced strawberries (frozen optional)
¼ cup whey protein powder (vanilla or strawberry flavored best)
-chose protein that has 23g of protein or higher per 30g serving size
12 ounces of water, unsweentend almond milk or coconut water.
1 tablesoon ground flax or chia seeds.
Ice optional.

Directions:
Blend liquids with the greens on high until liquified. Add additional ingredients and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired. Enjoy immediately!