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Just curious as to your favourite salad. Lettuce? fruit?

Also, how do you buy it? already mixed? buy everything separately and mix it?

just need some new ideas on how to fit salads into my day...

Thanks.

Emilee

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Spinach with goat cheese craisins and pine nuts

 

Spring mix and spinach with apples, craisins, walnuts, and a little evoo-balsamic.

I buy all the components separately and mix as I please. I usually make my own salad dressings too.

Favourite combo: roasted squash, goat cheese, cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, baby spinach & arugula, avocado, chicken breast. Balsamic or honey-dijon dressing.

Original Post by cellophane_star:

I buy all the components separately and mix as I please. I usually make my own salad dressings too.

Favourite combo: roasted squash, goat cheese, cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, baby spinach & arugula, avocado, chicken breast. Balsamic or honey-dijon dressing.

cellophane_star I'm beggining to think we are the same person! haha!

my current favorite salad:

edamame, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, chopped red bell peppers, carrot shavings, chopped green onions, cilantro, with a homemade ginger soy dressing.

I buy all the ingredients and mix it up in medium size batches (too big and it spoils before I can eat it all).

I like an organic spring mix with cucumber, tomato, green onion, mushrooms, raw sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, some flaxseed with 1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar :)

I like mixed greens with homemade vinaigrette, feta cheese, these sweet/spicy pecans from Trader Joe's (I've made my own before, too), dried cranberries, a few pieces of super thinly slices red onion, and thinly sliced pears or apples.

I also really like Caesar salad. I always use Litehouse dressing, it's the best caesar dressing I've tried. It's pretty high in calories and a little too creamy for my liking, though, so I add  1 TBS of lemon juice and 1 TBS of the dressing. Then I just add homemade croutons, parmasean cheese, and black pepper.

I never buy prepackaged salads. I usually buy all of my salad dressings (besides homemade ones and the Litehouse Caesar) at Trader Joe's because they're cheap and usually low in calories. They have a really yummy ranch dressing that only has 40 calories or so for 2 TBS. I also buy all of my nuts and dried fruit at Trader Joe's because it's cheapest there.

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I have a salad for lunch every day! for under 100 calories, I do a good amount of lettuce, chopped green peppers, fresh mushrooms, carrot chunks, and a few cut up black olives. top it off with a serving of fat free ranch, (or any fat free dressings u like...) add a non fat yogurt, an you have a delicous lunch for under 200 calories!! :) done it every day with a breakfast bar for breakfast (210 calories, 14g of protein) and a subway sub for dinner (290calories) plus an apple and special k bar for snacks when I get hungry. this right here is less than 1000 so u can indulge in yummy desserts later on! :) I've lost 32 pounds with these tactics and have maintained my goal weight for weeks so far, doing this. enjoy and good luck! :d
Original Post by carmenxox:

Original Post by cellophane_star:

I buy all the components separately and mix as I please. I usually make my own salad dressings too.

Favourite combo: roasted squash, goat cheese, cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, baby spinach & arugula, avocado, chicken breast. Balsamic or honey-dijon dressing.

cellophane_star I'm beggining to think we are the same person! haha!

Ha! We should do lunch... I'm sure we could agree on a restaurant ;)

I love buying the pre-mixed bagged salads that include radishes, carrots and a mix of lettuce types. I often top my salads with salsa, some parmesan cheese, whole wheat croutons and some sunflower seeds or other type of nuts. It makes for a hearty, filling and spicy salad.

I also enjoy fruit salads with pineapple, apple chunks, pear slivers, raisins and even some shredded carrots and pecans for texture. I like to include some pineapple juice or a bit of whipped cream with cinnamon.

My go-to is spring mix, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, and a veggie burger crumbled on top. 

Plus, since I haven't found a single salad dressing I like I top it with a nice big dollop of spicy hummus. Yummy :D

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One of my favorites is called "Tri-colored Slaw".  Most stores carry it.  Three colors of cabbage already chopped.  I use my own dressing.  I can also throw handfuls of it into stir-frys.  If I bought the three heads of cabbage every week I could not afford anything else.  To really gussy it up, I grate some carrots and chop up some onions. 

Try this! Its super filling and is sooo delicious!!

Spinach, add mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, mandarin juice (for the dressing) and add sunflower seeds!

This salad makes my day when I have it!! :)
Original Post by cellophane_star:

Original Post by carmenxox:

Original Post by cellophane_star:

I buy all the components separately and mix as I please. I usually make my own salad dressings too.

Favourite combo: roasted squash, goat cheese, cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, baby spinach & arugula, avocado, chicken breast. Balsamic or honey-dijon dressing.

cellophane_star I'm beggining to think we are the same person! haha!

Ha! We should do lunch... I'm sure we could agree on a restaurant ;)

Cool

any salad. Dressing is greek yogurt, buttermilk, with buttermilk ranch dressing seasoning.
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