About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)



Meet my trusty, go-to lunch... It's a gorgeous salad that my friend and I make and share.. We mix it in a huge bowl, and dish it up for a few days. I am addicted to it... YUM!
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Romaine
  • Radishes
  • Jicama
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
  • Salad dressing - usually reduced fat Kraft Parmesan Asiago or a homemade balsamic dressing with some olive oil
My last doctor's appointment I was very low in Vitamin K, which you get from leafy green veggies... I bet those numbers are great now! LOL

Ok, just had to brag...


Heather said...

Yes! Yes! I am jealous! That salad looks fantastic! I'm going to try it.

See, we'll be back on track in NO time!!! :-)

Christine said...

Serious yum, man. You just mentioned two of my favorite salad ingredients: avocado and feta cheese. If it were me, I'd add a few crushed almonds too! I've never had hearts of palm before. I bought a jar of it once and never worked up the guts to open it and try it. I ended up giving the jar away to a food pantry! What's it taste like?

I Said So... said...

Hey! You look great! I just started my own blog to share my weight loss journey. I have 50 pounds to lose (to start with anyway). I have found so many inspirational people, and you are one of them.

Your salad does look wonderful! Way to go!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Christine - I don't know how to describe Hearts of Palm.. they are super delicious though, and I could eat a whole jar - and they are soooo low in calories! If you get brave enough to try again and have a Costco near you, buy them there - a LOT cheaper! Almonds are a great idea! :)

I Said So... thanks so much! I'll have to check out your blog as well! :)