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May 11, 2012 5:20 PM
I'm usually very plain/boring when it comes to salads. If I make it myself, it consists of romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, and dressing.

If I don't make it myself, (i love a good chef salad), lettuce, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cheese, ham or grilled chicken. Everything tastes better when someone else makes it!!
May 11, 2012 5:24 PM
I use romain heart and add cherry tomatoes, celery, broccoli, 2 kinds of cheese, walnut pieces, cherry cranberries, raw sunflower seeds, blueberries, shredded carrots,
Takes a while to make it, but is very good.
May 11, 2012 5:29 PM
I start with a bed of mixed greens, then I throw whatever's in my fridge on there. Scraps of produce that I want to use before it goes bad, etc. Today it was mushrooms, broccoli and slices of yellow pepper. Could be scallions, grated ginger, chow mein noodles, lentils or chickpeas, grated carrots, snow peas, asparagus, beats, avocados, arugula, whatever I have on hand.

My family is from Cuba, and there, "a salad" is basically "a pile of non-meat." I've heard people refer to a few slices of avocados with a pinch of sea salt as "a salad." :)
May 11, 2012 5:49 PM

I get these packs from Wal-mart of "artisan" lettuce. Has 4 different kinds. I love red leaf lettuce. I mix up the different kinds and add some baby spinach. Occationally tomatoes, and mushrooms, but usually just croutons and dressing. I grew up an Ott's girl, then decided I like ranch, however, I recently found something healthy and so stinking delish: Raspberry vinegrette. WOWIE! Add just an ounce or so of grilled chicken and some fresh parm, delisioso!

I love the artisan lettuce also. Aldi's had some for only $1.69 at one point, but I haven't seen it for a while. So, I buy the sweet butter lettuce and spring mix from Aldi's. These are some of the regulars on my salads:

grilled chicken or tuna in pouch
boiled egg
dried cranberries
shredded carrots
broccoli slaw
red, yellow, orange peppers
grape tomatoes
parmesan cheese crumbles
Salad Toppings (sprinkles including sunflower seeds, pine nuts, bacon bits, and other items)
Onion & Herb Mrs. Dash
Walden Farms 0 calorie Bacon Ranch or Raspberry Vinaigrette
Edited by briyowes On May 11, 2012 6:48 PM
May 11, 2012 6:17 PM
i usually do a 50/50 mix of spring lettuce and baby spinach
then i add...
baby portobella mushrooms
shredded carrots
grape tomatoes
alfalfa sprouts
non fat cottage cheese
chopped chicken breast
shredded low fat mexican blend cheese

sometimes i'll add
dried blueberries
sunflower seeds
few tablespoons of dressing
Edited by PhenomeNae On May 11, 2012 6:19 PM
May 11, 2012 6:49 PM
May 12, 2012 9:20 AM
The goldfish were perfect. I'm so thrilled to have a crunch without croutons!!

As far as logging, I use my digital scale and weigh everything as I add it on. My computer desk is sorta in the kitchen (think Mom's Desk, as the newer floor plans call it), so it's easy enough to zip back and forth to add things in, or I jot the amounts down on a sticky note and add it later.

I hate iceberg. If I wanted crunchy water, I'd get a glass of water with crushed ice. Huge fan of green leaf, red leaf, spinach, and occasionally romaine.
May 12, 2012 11:22 AM
I sautee a bag of cole slaw mix with pam spray and a sliced onion then when its softened I add a few drops of hot sesame oil
this really zips up a salad
I also have a container of sliced cucumbers soaking in seasoned rice vinegar and add them too- yummy!!!!!
They make tubes of ginger, garlic, lemongrass- these mixed with some vinegar or calorie free dressing makes it more interesting and tasty- enjoy
May 12, 2012 2:54 PM
I use Dole lettuce mixes, cherry tomatoes, sliced up cucumbers, mushrooms, mandarin oranges, craisins, canned tuna, shredded cheese, sliced up ham, strawberries, blueberries, crushed up pita chips, whatever i can find. I always get really creative with my salads. I always like adding fruit though, it really just changes up the whole idea of a salad for me :)


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