Going out to eat is usually so great. You get all dressed up, catch up with your friends, eat amazing food, maybe have a drink or two - What could be better, right?
Well, I've been trying to eat more veggies since the New Year, so lately when I go out, I always order a salad with my meal.
Some salads are a meal all their own, and some salads, well, shouldn't even be given the dignity or respect of being called a salad.
The other day, I went to a fairly nice restaurant. The waitress brought me my "garden salad," and when I looked at it, all I saw was iceberg lettuce (gasp) and 3 cherry tomatoes. THREE! And they weren't even sweet or firm or sliced. I think they forgot the garden part.
This was the sorriest excuse for a salad I had ever seen. Want to hear the rest? Then
Where were the vibrant red, orange, and yellow peppers? The fresh, mouth-watering tomatoes? And what about the smooth and satisfying cucumbers? Not to mention the shredded carrots and beets, or the crescent-shaped celery.
And what's a salad without fresh and tender baby salad greens? A salad is just so much better topped with apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts. Don't even let me get started on the watery salad dressing.
No wonder people hate salads. If I had to eat that boring salad all the time - I'd refuse. It's hardly worth it, I mean, the whole point is to be eating a whole array of nutritious veggies. Limp lettuce does NOT count.
Fit's Tips: Learn from me - When you order a garden salad, ask what's in it before you order it. And see if you can add some of your favorite vegetables to it, so you don't just get a pathetic plate full of nothing much.