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Speak Up: Pimp My Salad

Salads are a staple of healthy eating. They are a great way to increase your veggie intake, and if you are trying to lose weight they are one of those high density foods that fill you up without a lot of calories. Let's face it, salad greens by themselves can get a bit dull. Plus you need to add fat and protein to make sure the salad keeps you full, especially if it is your main course.

I have become bored lately with my salads and need your help to make my salad tasty, appetizing, and nutritionally well rounded. So please pimp my salad! Starting with the salad greens of your choice, tell me your favorite salad. Leave your suggestions in the comment section below.

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femmefatale femmefatale 8 years
I love this thread! What wonderful salad ideas! Typically I go for Spinach leaves cucumbers peppers (red or yellow) avacados soy crips carrots parmesan cheese raisins capers hard boiled egg whites Balsamic vinegarette
femmefatale femmefatale 8 years
I love this thread! What wonderful salad ideas!Typically I go forSpinach leavescucumberspeppers (red or yellow)avacadossoy cripscarrotsparmesan cheeseraisinscapershard boiled egg whitesBalsamic vinegarette
jade408 jade408 8 years
This is a side salad but super yummy arugula avocado pear (or apple) slices or diced jicama (or cucumber) salt and pepper dress with lemon juice Or swap the apples and pears for red-fleshed winter citrus: blood orange, ruby grapefruit, cara cara navel -- keep the jicama instead of the cucumber though. Excellent addendum is a grilled mild fish or grilled chicken
jade408 jade408 8 years
This is a side salad but super yummyarugulaavocadopear (or apple) slices or dicedjicama (or cucumber)salt and pepperdress with lemon juiceOr swap the apples and pears for red-fleshed winter citrus: blood orange, ruby grapefruit, cara cara navel -- keep the jicama instead of the cucumber though.Excellent addendum is a grilled mild fish or grilled chicken
franniedid franniedid 8 years
Romaine or other dark green leafy veggies beans - chickpeas, black beans, red beans snap peas halved peppers cucumber grape tomatoes pomegranate grapes halved gorgonzola crumbles toasted walnuts
franniedid franniedid 8 years
Romaine or other dark green leafy veggiesbeans - chickpeas, black beans, red beanssnap peas halvedpepperscucumbergrape tomatoespomegranategrapes halvedgorgonzola crumblestoasted walnuts
bikinib7 bikinib7 8 years
i don't know how healthy this is, but my favorite salad (although i don't eat it very often) is spinach sliced strawberries red onions poppy seed dressing i can't remember the ingredients in the poppy seed dressing, but i think it has sugar.. but i dont know, maybe it could be substituted with splenda? you can find it on allrecipes.com or most likely any recipe site! so good!
bikinib7 bikinib7 8 years
i don't know how healthy this is, but my favorite salad (although i don't eat it very often) isspinachsliced strawberriesred onionspoppy seed dressingi can't remember the ingredients in the poppy seed dressing, but i think it has sugar.. but i dont know, maybe it could be substituted with splenda?you can find it on allrecipes.com or most likely any recipe site!so good!
samula2000 samula2000 8 years
PamiP's salad sounds great....but I like the flavor of toasted almonds.........WOuld this be a warm salad?
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
spring mix greens grape tomatoes chick peas grilled chicken fresh mozzarella hard-boiled eggs sunflower seeds broccoli carrots avocado dressing of your choice (I'm a fan of fat-free sun-dried tomato or balsamic)
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
spring mix greensgrape tomatoeschick peasgrilled chickenfresh mozzarellahard-boiled eggssunflower seedsbroccolicarrotsavocadodressing of your choice (I'm a fan of fat-free sun-dried tomato or balsamic)
cmoon cmoon 8 years
2 AWESOME SALADS: Salad 1 Marinate chicken in "liquid smoke". You can find it in the condiment aisle. Bake the chicken, let cool and slice. Toss with romaine lettuce, balsamic dressing and top with parmesean. Salad 2 Stir fry carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic and whatever stirfry type veggies you like. Stir fry with a 1/2 tsp of chili paste and 3 tbs soy sauce (roughly). If you want to add meat, just use a little more of the chili paste/soy sauce to compensate. Serve on a bed of spinach. Its a stir fry salad! So GOOD!
cmoon cmoon 8 years
2 AWESOME SALADS:Salad 1Marinate chicken in "liquid smoke". You can find it in the condiment aisle.Bake the chicken, let cool and slice.Toss with romaine lettuce, balsamic dressing and top with parmesean. Salad 2Stir fry carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic and whatever stirfry type veggies you like. Stir fry with a 1/2 tsp of chili paste and 3 tbs soy sauce (roughly). If you want to add meat, just use a little more of the chili paste/soy sauce to compensate.Serve on a bed of spinach. Its a stir fry salad! So GOOD!
orisugar orisugar 8 years
spinich leaves 1 boild egg diced tomatoes grilled chicken a spoonful of black beans light sesame dressing
orisugar orisugar 8 years
spinich leaves1 boild egg diced tomatoesgrilled chickena spoonful of black beans light sesame dressing
orisugar orisugar 8 years
mixed field greens avacado crumbled goat cheese toasted walnuts cranberries tomato balsamic vinegar (a little) drizzle of olive oil Voila!
orisugar orisugar 8 years
mixed field greensavacadocrumbled goat cheesetoasted walnutscranberriestomatobalsamic vinegar (a little) drizzle of olive oil Voila!
krEnElk krEnElk 8 years
this is a great post! i have no good ideas to contribute, but want to thank all of you who gave me great ideas! :-D
KKGHokie KKGHokie 8 years
spinach mandarin oranges blue cheese crumbles pecans red onion If you use the juice in the mandarin oranges you really don't need dressing
KKGHokie KKGHokie 8 years
spinachmandarin orangesblue cheese crumblespecansred onionIf you use the juice in the mandarin oranges you really don't need dressing
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i like salads with a lot of stuff in it because it helps to keep me full. my current favorite is: spinach, red cabbage, shredded carrots, canned corn (no salt added), diced cucumber, diced tomatoes, dried cranberries, feta cheese, & candied walnut pieces. i top it off with some fresh ground pepper, extra virgin olive oil, basalmic vinegar. yum!
robs1325 robs1325 8 years
BLT Salad 1 or 2 slices turkey bacon cooked and crumbled I hard boiled egg cut into slices 1 cup spinach Tomato slices or diced pieces Orange bell pepper Dijon Mustard vinaigrette or whatever dressing you prefer
robs1325 robs1325 8 years
BLT Salad1 or 2 slices turkey bacon cooked and crumbledI hard boiled egg cut into slices1 cup spinachTomato slices or diced piecesOrange bell pepperDijon Mustard vinaigrette or whatever dressing you prefer
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
I like to add whole cherry or snack tomatoes instead of regular sliced ones to my salads once in a while: they're like flavor bombs that really add some character to your salad! Plus they're perfect for when you pack a salad 'to go' since they're not leaky.
arimie33 arimie33 8 years
Mixed Greens Grilled Chicken Green Apple Chunks Chopped Walnuts or Almonds Dried Cranberries (Just a few!) South Beach Diet Balsamic YUM!
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