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Fittingly Mad: I'm Worth More Than a Couple of Cherry Tomatoes

Fittingly Mad: I'm Worth More Than a Couple of Cherry Tomatoes

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.

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LizaToad LizaToad 8 years
that would tick me off as well... i love salads... but FIT - along with asking what's actually in the salad before you order it, i think you should feel free to send it back if it doesn't meet 'salad standards' - expecting your food to be fresh and at least CUT UP at restaurants is perfectly valid... and if it isn't, i say: SEND IT BACK! (but you know... be polite about it! haha)
darkoblivion darkoblivion 8 years
That would piss me off. I don't even like salad dressing that much.. I have to have a lot of fresh veggies... especially cucumbers!!!!
mississippigirl1 mississippigirl1 9 years
Even Wendy's puts more in their side salad than the one you described! That's pitiful! I love a salad with raspberry viniagrette and walnuts - yum.
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
I never order salads in restaurants, but at home, the only kind of salad I like is one that's covered in blue cheese and good bacon. Mmmm...
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
welcome to my life! :oy: we get crappy salads everywhere over here. if they aint tt crappy, then they're wayyyy overpriced. the best thing to do for a good salad is to make them at home i guess!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
welcome to my life! :oy:we get crappy salads everywhere over here. if they aint tt crappy, then they're wayyyy overpriced. the best thing to do for a good salad is to make them at home i guess!
Bonne Bonne 9 years
Its hard to find a good place that has a good salad. My fav place puts pepperoni on their salad and preztels, and its goood.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
Ugh, iceberg lettuce. Sorry you had to suffer through that! It's like you either have to get an enormous, fat-ridden dinner salad or a pitiful little side salad. Ridiculous!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I get the notion that small portions are better for you, but if you're going to a nice restaraunt, the customers better get what they are paying for. That's just not fair.
teacher teacher 9 years
Can you name the restaurant, or give a hint, to all of us in SoCal?
vigilante vigilante 9 years
I choked on my coffee over what you said about the cucumbers. I'm going to go laugh outside now so little ears don't ask what's so funny.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
So annoying. I feel ya there fit. and nothing is worse than when you get lettuce and its browning. so gross.
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 9 years
That would be dissapointing
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 9 years
That would be dissapointing
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