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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.

LizaToad LizaToad 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
Can you name the restaurant, or give a hint, to all of us in SoCal?
vigilante vigilante 10 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 10 years
So annoying. I feel ya there fit. and nothing is worse than when you get lettuce and its browning. so gross.
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
That would be dissapointing
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