Thursday, September 3, 2009

Flank Steak Salad

With this "hot" streak we've been having in the weather lately, salads have been sounding so good! Who wants to cook in this heat?! Tonight we BBQ'd some flank steak and put it on a bed of spring greens. Lay the flank steak out and generously cover with cracked pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Rub into meat and let sit. Then...BBQ to desired doneness and let sit, again. Slice thin and add to salad along with tomato, avocado, red onion, cucumber, and bell pepper. Simple and tasty... and you're not slaving over a hot stove or oven! I grilled some zucchini slices as well, for a nice side, because I have been getting a lot of zucchini from friends. It's that time of year! But, I AM NOT complaining. I love it! This particular zucchini will feed our family for several meals! It's huge!

Paleo/Zone Challenge cut-off is tomorrow! Contact Michele or myself to sign up! The turn-out has been GREAT! 32 participants so far! We will pick a top female and top male to split the pot! Keep up the good work! The first two weeks are the toughest! Post your thoughts to comments! We want you all to be successful! Let's get lean!!!


Jonny V. said...

OK, I was actually going to post this question tonight, and by coincidence, there appeared the zucchini. I also have it COMING OUT OF MY EARS, so the question is, is there such a thing as too much zucchini? I mean, can you actually do harm to yourself by eating too much of it. For example, does it (and squash in general) contain anything that you should not eat too much of? (I have heard this about things like carrots -- Vitamin A? -- and other stuff.)

I ask because I have had HUGE bowls of zucchini and yellow squash now for THREE DAYS IN A ROW. I do love it, but am wondering if maybe I should back off. What do you think?

Kelly Greco said...

I say, "enjoy zucchini season", Jon!!! As far as I know, zucchini on a daily basis should be perfectly fine! They have a high water content and are low in calories. They are a good source of folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium! But you would have to eat a TON for them to have any adverse or toxic affect! If you come up with some good and creative recipe ideas ... let me know!! :)

Miriam said...

Kelly, you should include a ruler in the photo of your zuke.

Zucchini season is awesome.

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