1/4 cup Tomato 1/4 cup cucumber 1 can Tune 1 thin slice onion chopped 6 oz Lettuce. 1 boiled egg 2 radishes sometimes greenbeans or peas but not always. For dressing I mix 2 tblspns mayo, 2 tblspns mustard, 2 tblspns pickel relish then pour it on the salad.
lettuce, shredded red cabbage, tomato, cucumber, red onions, garbanzo beans, green olives, some kind of cheese, shredded carrots, fat free croutons, sometimes leftover chicken, and my own homemade salad dressing
Fat Free Ranch Dressing
1 cup fat free mayo 1 cup fat free sour cream 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (dry mix) 1/4 cup fat free 1/2 & 1/2
Mix all ingredients in a glass jar with cover. Easy to shake and store.
I usually just do something quick and simple: 2 cups of spinach w/ 1 cup each strawberries and raspberries... I also like spinach, tomato, cucumber, black olives, and RF ranch... My favorite has to be taco salad, though--spinach, taco meat (turkey or ground beef, or even grilled chicken), RF cheddar, tomatoes, black olives, and a handful of loosely crunched baked Doritos. Can add corn and black beans, as well--probably would be good with red peppers! :-)
Edited by: THATBRONWYNGIRL at: 7/17/2012 (11:14)
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1 7/5/12 4:16 A
I make a delicious salad. I use spring mix, red onions, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, chopped walnuts or pecans, Seneca apple chips, and blackberries. I toss it all together with Panera Breads non-fat poppy seed dressing that you can buy at Target. This dressing is only 15 calories for 2 Tbsp. and it's delicious! If you want to reduce the calories remove the apple chips, but not the gorgonzola cheese since your body won't absorb the nutrients if you don't have some fat.
My salad is usually lettuce, spinach leaves, radishes, grated carrots and some kind of protein like shrimp, crab, or chicken
Fitness Minutes: (49,165)
1,309 6/19/12 9:01 P
My typical lunch salad has: mixed greens, spinach, shredded zucchini, red onion, shredded carrot, broccoli, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, celery, grilled chicken breast, some blue cheese crumbles and dressed with balsamic vinegar (I keep a bottle at my desk of a lower-sugar brand of balsamic vinegar since the salad bar at work uses one that seems a little too sweet for me.
Fitness Minutes: (845)
33 6/11/12 5:00 P
I get the mixed green lettuce in a bag then add romaine for crunch. I add in carrots, celery, green onions, some type of seeds and then use vinegar/oil with a little sugar mixture.
Edited by: JLW4811 at: 6/11/2012 (17:00)
Fitness Minutes: (3,259)
1,361 6/11/12 12:58 A
Lettuce, tomato, mushroom, yellow bell pepper, avocado, feta cheese, red onion, and Newman's Light Balsamic Dressing
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2,495 6/11/12 12:53 A
Whatever is available from my garden. Right now is spinach,bok choy,radishes red and white, tomatoes,onions,lettuce and for extras a bit of balsamic vinegar and a bit of hard cheese.
My go to salad is spinach, dried apricots, goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette and maybe a small amount of nuts. Absolutely delicious.
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
3,116 6/6/12 2:12 P
I like all kinds of salads. Sometimes I make a salad that can last a while in the refrigerator and be pulled out any time. Three bean salad, red beet salad, cucumber salad. These also make nice toppings for a green salad and their oil, vinegar and a little sugar dressing keeps me from adding too many calories. When it is hot, I like to make a salad bar for dinner. Toppings: hard boiled egg slices, rinsed chick peas, sunflower seeds, shredded low fat cheese, peanuts, chow mein noodles. It is fun to do.
I have a few go-to salads: 1) romaine and spinach with tomato and cucumber (sometimes I add carrots and/or black olives, and/or grilled chicken to this) 2) turkey-taco salad (romaine and spinach, tomato, black olives, ground turkey taco meat, and RF shredded cheddar cheese--awesome with a small handful of tortilla strips!) 3) spinach and berries (sliced strawberries, sometimes raspberries)
I generally go with a light dressing (light ranch, but not fat free ranch--fat free just doesn't taste right to me), a squeeze of lemon, or nothing at all (esp. in the case of the turkey-taco salad). Today for lunch I'm trying #3 with Panera Bread poppyseed dressing, which I found at Target...but be forewarned, if you want to try it: it doesn't taste the same as it does at the restaurants (I worked in one for over a year...NOT the same dressing!!).
When I eat typical green salads I want to put way too much creamy dressing on them. So they aren't really a diet food for me and I only eat them when I'm out at a restaurant.
But I like vegetable salads a lot. I can eat this every day in the summer. I put chilled, cooked mixed frozen veggies [just thaw them if you like them extra crisp or used drained, canned if you prefer], dress with plain yogurt, spice with chopped onion and a dash of garlic powder and black pepper. For a main meal I add drained, canned garbanzo beans [just 1/2 a can] or cooked, shelled edamami to boost protein, or a couple of black or green olives. This is my idea of a good salad.
Spring mix or spinach, dried cranberries, almonds or pecans, apple, tomato, cucumber, red onion, mushrooms, sometimes bell peppers, and fat free feta cheese topped with a dressing made with EVOO and balsamic vinegar or EVOO and white or apple cider vinegar, a splash of maraschino cherry juice and a packet of splenda...oh sooo good!!
Spring mix, shredded cabbage, carrot, celery, broccoli, green onions and tomato. I usually dress mine with either fresh squeezed lemon and diced avocado, or olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Depending on what else we're having for dinner, I might add sunflower seeds and/or feta or blue cheese and rarely some croutons or bacon bits.
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