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9/18/13 4:53 P

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Check out these. They sure look good!

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Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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9/18/13 11:56 A

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That would work with Romaine, but the tender leaf lettuces and baby greens don't hold up that well--especially the spinach! I just had to toss most of a package of baby greens because the spinach got slimy~ Yuck!

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9/18/13 11:39 A

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And have you heard of making up a week's worth of salads in Mason jars so you can just grab one each day?

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9/18/13 11:18 A

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Shamelessly stolen from a salad thread elsewhere on SP:
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Lots more there, but I wanted more ideas where I could find them fast--here! :) What creative salads!


2-3 cups of mixed greens (romaine, spinach, kale)
1 sliced up chicken tenderloin (I grill an entire package and refrigerate them) seasoned with seasoning salt and black pepper
1/2 cup mandarin oranges
2 tablespoons of slivered almonds
2 tablespoons of feta or blue cheese crumbles
2 tablespoons of Kraft balsamic dressing

Keep cooked beans (kidney, garbanzo, black or small red) and quinoa (red is nice for color and flavor) in the refrigerator and throw them in with mixed greens, some nuts or seeds (chopped walnut or pecan, sliced almond, pumpkin seeds) and dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, dates). A little fresh pear or apple is nice, too. I use different vinegars and oils for a quick oil and vinegar dressing or thin a little Greek yogurt. I treat myself to prewashed baby spinach and Organic Girl mixed greens as a base.

frozen peas and blueberries in my salads. I often opt for low fat cottage cheese instead of dressing.

Greens, grated carrot and maybe some beetroot. The magic ingredient for me is a big dollop Greek yogurt & cucumber dip.

Butter lettuce, red bell pepper, chopped gala apple, chopped pear, avocado, gorgonzola cheese and some toasted, slightly sweetened (with Splenda and seasoned with Cinnamon) walnut pieces.

greens, sugar snap peas, mandrian oranges, seedless grapes and grape tomatoes. I don't even use dressing since there are so many flavors. Occasionally if I am feeling decadent, I'll splurge on an avocado or some cheese cubes

add small stuffing cubes for croutons (they are the same thing but way cheaper), nuts, seeds or chinese noodles.

Broccoli slaw, chicken. The original recipe from Hungry Girl has Mandarin oranges and water chestnuts. Or Grapes, cucumbers, peas. Pour an Asian dressing over it and mix. Kraft has a good Asian Dressing. Newman's has one and Bolthouse Farms has one that is very natural and good.

thin sliced strawberries or mango on mine with lemon or rice vinegar.
Occasionally I'll use honey, half a lemon's juice and cayenne pepper.
Carlson's Lemon Flavored Fish Oil sounds gross on salad, but its delicious and helps your body absorb the oil based vitamins and antioxidants as does any oil.
Nutritional yeast is another tasty topping that adds b vitamins.
I also like anchovies. Chia, sesame, pumpkin seed, precut sliced almonds for texture.

Very thinly sliced fennel bulb
Thinly sliced red onion
orange slices
Roasted baby beets
Goat cheese
Salt, pepper, avocado oil, balsamic and apple cider vinegar.

a Mediterranean style dressing: 2TBS Olive Oil,1 TBS Rasperry vinegar, 1 Clove crushed garlic

Cooked Barley (cooled)
Chopped leftover Ham
Lots of Peas (about half the salad should be peas)
Small amount of avocado
Squeeze lemon
Salt and Pepper and whatever herbs you like

white bean tuna salad. It was 1/2 cup great northern beans, 1 can white tuna packed in water, drained, a little fresh salsa or a chopped up tomato and tabasco sauce.

cranberries,
french onions
mini pepperoni,
raisins,
apples
sunflower kernels
almonds,
grapes,
blueberries,
pineapple
oranges,
various deli meats
cucumbers, carrots, peppers, onions,
frozen peas, broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, bacon,
peach salsa, black bean and corn salsa, watermelon salsa,
tortillas, croutons,
kale, romaine, iceberg, spring leafy, bean sprouts

toppings :
1. Salsa, avocado, tomato, banana pepper, and shrimp with creole seasoning
2. Feta, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, strawberry, and walnuts

arugula, romaine, chopped cabbage, baby carrots, chopped fresh apple, celery and baby shrimp with a toss of parmesan cheese and a bit of sunflower seeds.

pineapple and/or mandarin oranges in my salads. One idea for dressing is to use 1 tbsp mayonnaise mixed w/ some pineapple juice or juice from the mandarin oranges. Add a few pecan pieces and some broiled chicken breast.



Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 9/18/2013 (11:36)
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This is a great thread for me; alas, I have a salad dysfunction~ I just am not creative with salads and really don't like making them. I do love to eat them, though!

My "go to" salad is a handful of baby greens, topped with whatever I can find in the refrigerator--chopped broccoli, hard boiled eggs, tuna salad, taco meat, etc.

I really like the way you buy the baby greens for salads now. In the old days, it was just iceberg lettuce and a few tomatoes.

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Add mandarin oranges and a few sliced almonds to spring greens.

Spinach with strawberries.

Tina

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Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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Love Wendy's chicken, apple, candied pecan salad with pomegranite vinegarette.

Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

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Thought we should have some salad ideas all in one place. For when they get boring. ;)

Salad 1) craisins, sliced almonds and croutons with poppyseed dressing.

Salad 2) broccoli slaw instead of lettuce, with some broccoli 'trees' and cauliflower, shredded carrot, sunflower seeds, craisins, bit of crumbled bacon, and red cabbage with coleslaw dressing.

Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 6/27/2013 (11:00)
Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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