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9/2/14 1:22 A

Parmesan cheese, swiss cheese, chicken, ham, green olives, jalapenos

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9/1/14 9:45 A

mandrian oranges; grapes; blueberries; snap peas; grape tomatoes; walnuts

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9/1/14 7:58 A


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9/1/14 6:28 A


Karen- New Jersey EDT
THROOPER62 Posts: 22,624
9/1/14 6:12 A

shredded carrots, raisins, almonds and light ranch dressing

8/31/14 7:41 P

Roasted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Love the crunch they add & I think they're tastier than croutons.

8/31/14 7:39 P

Truth......I do not like a salad very much at all and have to force myself to eat it. At least toss salads....that's for sure. But I like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion...etc.


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NEWBIRTH2014 Posts: 2,488
8/30/14 3:52 P

raisins, shredded carrots, hot peppers

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JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,144
8/30/14 2:31 P

Chicken, olives, red onions and sometimes walnuts.

73SUPER Posts: 319
8/30/14 1:28 P

BACON!... but I don't.. so maybe some hard-boiled eggs sprinkled on top and I still love Thousand Island.. but I water it down.

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (353,611)
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8/30/14 1:24 P

chicken and pear

8/30/14 1:03 P

Avocado and balsamic garlic reduction

ERICREH Posts: 3,487
8/30/14 11:46 A

Blue cheese (available in light version)

PARKSCANADA Posts: 4,753
8/30/14 11:42 A

snap peas, cherry tomatoes, zucchini

FOXGLOVE999 SparkPoints: (21,866)
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8/30/14 9:13 A

My favorite salad right now is a peach salad.

butter lettuce
peach slices
goat cheese
homemade pink pickled shallots
with a homemade peach dressing

Nobody can have it all, you can only have what you love most.
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8/29/14 12:36 P

I usually include some protein source like chicken, tuna, turkey, salmon or egg. I also like chopped broccoli, artichoke, avocado, chopped bell pepper, olives, garbanzo beans.

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BEINGERIN Posts: 1,356
8/29/14 12:18 P

slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette!

8/29/14 11:19 A

cheese, tomatoes, ham or grilled chicken, honey mustard, dill pickles.

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DOTTY7267 Posts: 2,509
8/29/14 10:24 A

sunflower seeds


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8/29/14 8:51 A

It varies, but these are my faves:
Smokehouse flavored almonds
Cottage cheese
Black olives
Low-fat shredded cheese
Sunflower seeds
Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning Blend


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8/29/14 2:10 A


JEEP8294 Posts: 4,591
8/29/14 1:35 A

I will sometimes use a mushy avacado in place of salad dressing.

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8/28/14 10:58 A

...sometimes dried fruit and nuts w/ a sweeter dressing.

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8/28/14 1:39 A


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8/27/14 3:55 P

baco bit
ranch dressing
Italian dressing
olive oil

FOCUSD Posts: 202
8/14/14 11:53 P

sweet onion and thousand island

PJB149 Posts: 1,115
8/14/14 5:08 P

Romaine salad with boiled egg, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, tbsp. bacon bits, oregano or Italian seasoning, a little shredded cheese and lite balsamic or ranch dressing.

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JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,144
8/14/14 5:00 P

We like chicken (teriyaki for me) boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, olives preferably without the pit, English cucumber and feta cheese plus the greens and a fat free dressing.

FLORADITA SparkPoints: (50,092)
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8/14/14 4:55 P

Toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds, nuts, blueberries or any berry, beans of any kind, feta cheese, hard boiled egg, avocado, fresh herbs and on and end to the good things to add to a salad.

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CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (66,162)
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8/14/14 2:34 P

some of my faves...

1. Buffalo Chicken Salad - salad greens, chicken breast, blue cheese and instead of dressing, I use buffalo sauce

2. Grilled chicken w/ dried cranberries, apples, almonds, blue cheese and a fruit flavored balsamic vinegar

3. Chef - salad greens, turkey/ham, swiss cheese, bacon and french or ranch dressing

4. Steak - salad greens, cheese, onion straws, ranch dressing

5. Taco - salad greens, taco meat (made with extra lean ground burger or turkey burger) black beans, corn, salsa and a heaping spoonful of Greek yogurt (plain - a sub for sour cream)

For dressings, I am a fan of Boathouse Farms. You can find them in many stores in the produce cooler with the refrigerated dressings.

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,396
8/14/14 2:18 P

feta cheese and walnuts

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DELRIO1 Posts: 5,721
8/14/14 1:58 P

garbanzo beans

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8/14/14 1:41 P

marinated mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, cherry peppers in vinegar, kalamata olives, slices of pickle, hard boiled egg, tabouli, hummus. These are some items I add along with regular salad greens/veggies.

Check your local farmer's markets for farm fresh veggies. I think you'll find your salads much tastier if you use fresher ingredients. I LOVE farm fresh carrots. Don't like conventional carrots anymore. there really is a difference in the taste.

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8/14/14 1:33 P

I know this sounds crazy, I like to add some trail mix for the texture to top my salads! Since I prefer crunchy- chopped walnuts or pecans/ peanuts, toasted oatmeal, frozen peas, chopped celery, Sometimes I skip the dressing and add a little course ground pepper and lemon juice.

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8/14/14 12:45 P

sunfower seeds

RONNIEHUEY Posts: 12,032
8/14/14 12:26 P

anything-love everything you can put on a salad emoticon

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8/14/14 12:23 P


8/14/14 11:53 A

Raisins and sunflower seeds

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EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
8/14/14 11:50 A

French fried onion crispies
McCormick's Garden Vegetable Salad Toppings
slivered nuts - or coarsely chopped ones
black or green olive slices
hard-boiled egg
(rare instances of) crispy rice noodles
finely diced meats
leftover strips of meat
those teeny-bitty canned shrimp
a few sliced grapes
a tiny amount of raisins occasionally (dark or golden)
diced apples (again, small amount)

Edited by: EXOTEC at: 8/14/2014 (11:51)
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MIAMUSE Posts: 401
8/14/14 10:47 A

Soaked and dehydrated walnuts and/or pecans.

CALGARYDAVE Posts: 13,187
8/12/14 5:30 P

Mandarin oranges, cranberries, blue cheese dressing.

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KRMFREEONE Posts: 1,005
8/12/14 6:02 A

Avacado, peppers, radishes, croutone, bacon bits, cheese, ,, as long as it is not a tomato or onion, i want it on my salad, with light italian,,,

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8/11/14 2:22 A


8/11/14 1:47 A

Sunflower seeds & shredded cheese

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8/10/14 10:11 P

My fave changes daily, lol. Today's toppings mixed well with shredded lettuce:

homemade mayo
raw shrimp

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8/10/14 2:39 P

I have fat free croutons, turkey bacon bits, veggie dried bits, sunflower seeds, feta cheese crumbles, Colby jack cheese sticks that you cut pieces off of, and good old roast chicken pieces, etc. canned beets cut up, artichoke hearts cut up. You know the drill though, with salads, day in and day out, they might still get old. My son works 12 hr. shifts, he baked chicken pieces and takes some along every night. Also does chocolate protein shake for snack/meal, fast and easy when things get busy. Take cole slaw for a change of pace. Or fruit salad with pineapple and mandarin oranges.

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8/10/14 2:38 P


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SLLYONS51 Posts: 3,169
8/10/14 2:32 P

I also work 12 hr shifts. When I can't sit down for a full meal. I use protein bars. For salads I add more vegies like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. I also add olives

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8/10/14 1:45 P

Dried Cherries
Crisp Jalapeno Strips
Pico de gallo
Chopped pecans
Pepperjack Cheese (shredded)
Mandarin orange slices
Apple (slivered)
Green beans (steam, slice, chill)

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8/10/14 1:22 P

Hey Guys! I'm starting back to work after mat leave, I'm a nurse that does 12 hr shift work. I don't want to do vending machines or cafeteria so I'm brainstorming food ideas to bring. What I want to do is make a salad for either my lunch or dinner meal. Looking for ideas for salad toppings so my salads never get old and boring. What are yours?

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