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PostSubject: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:53 pm

As I知 here on my lunch break, I知 having my salad. I love salad; I bring salad for lunch about 3 times a week. There are so many different varieties of salad that you can make. So that leads me to this idea as to what stuff do you put in your saladbesides the fact that I知 just extremely nosy. grinsmiley

I prefer romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and shredded carrots, I also put olives (black or green), croutons, dried orange flavored cranberries (gives a sweet tangy taste), sometimes chic peas, avocados, and/or hard boiled egg. I have a few favorite dressings: ranch, raspberry vinaigrette, and cesar salad dressing. YUM!! :PizzaNight:

Uh oh, lunch break is almost over, gotta go back to work. I'll sneak back in later. :shh3:



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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:58 pm

I Usally just do lettuce, tomatoes avocados and little bit of Mayo


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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:59 pm

I love salad! I like fresh spinach leaves in my salad, as well as lettuce. If I'm home, I like a little onion in there, too. grinsmiley I don't always do a bunch of extras, but if I'm getting creative, and adding what I really love, then I could add Olives, shredded carrot, cucumbers, fresh mushrooms, a little bit of tomato, a bit of shredded cheese........And my absolute favorite dressing is Ranch. (Actually, Lily.......I think my taste runs quite similar to your's where salads are concerned. Your salad sounds fabulous!)
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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:15 pm

Usually when I make a salad at home, it's just lettuce, cucumber, carrot and tomatoes. Sometimes I have extra toppings for anyone who may want some, like croutons, shredded cheese, or bacon bits.

I almost always top my salad with ranch dressing.

One of my favorite salads is greek salad. I love the feta cheese, beets and olives.

I do sometimes like egg or sunflower seeds in my salad as well. Or, some grilled chicken, to make it a meal.

Oh, that reminds me of another favorite salad. One of Wendy's salads, with the chicken, and the mandarin oranges.


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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:37 pm

I love salads, too, and tend to stay away from the iceburg lettuce and stick with romaine. I love the spinach leaves, too, boiled egg, cukes, brocolli, califlower, the stuff that looks like grass, a few black olives, tomatoes (the tomato ones are great), crutons, sunflower seeds, bacon bits, mushrooms, cheese, just slather it all on there. Whatever is available (almost anything) I'm game, and, of course, Hidden Valley ranch dressing.

I've never tried avacado on it. I'll have to some time! :peace:



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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:17 pm

Misti wrote:
I love salads, too, and tend to stay away from the iceburg lettuce and stick with romaine.

Me too, Misti! I had to get used to it, because I ate iceberg since I was a kid, but I now prefer the romaine so much more, and it's much healthier too! Thumbsup

My favorite dressing is Paul Newman's "Lighten Up" Vinagrette. Tasty! :shifty:


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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:24 pm

My salads from home are usually topped with just carrots and cucumbers, sometimes croutons or chick peas if I have them. If I'm getting one from a salad bar, then I really go crazy LOL - lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, shredded cheese, chick peas, mushrooms, green peas, croutons and sometimes bacon bits as well. Also, I usually eat my salad without dressing - and everyone thinks I'm weird for it! LOL, I just am not very fond of any particular dressing. If I'm at someone's house or a restaurant like the Olive Garden where the salad comes with dressing on it, I'll eat it, but given my choice, I'll leave it plain.
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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:36 pm

ChristinaAL wrote:
Also, I usually eat my salad without dressing - and everyone thinks I'm weird for it! LOL, I just am not very fond of any particular dressing. If I'm at someone's house or a restaurant like the Olive Garden where the salad comes with dressing on it, I'll eat it, but given my choice, I'll leave it plain.
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I wish that I could eat my salad without dressing. The dressing is what will do you in. But I can't eat it without dressing. And it can't be lo-cal either. It's gotta be the stuff with all the fat in it for me, unfortunately.


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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:39 pm

I eat salads all the time, in fact, if I don't have at least 3-4 salads a week, something is wrong......In the summer, I usually eat them Monday through Friday. I use the ruffle leaf lettuce and sometimes romaine, depending on the price. Wal*Mart has a wonderful coleslaw mix made from brocolli centers, cabbage centers (green and purple cabbage) and carrots all shedded and ready to use. I grill some chicken, cut it in bite size pieces, toss that in along with cheese, tomatoes, sunflower seeds and eggs if I have them. Jake is on a high protein diet and keeping eggs in the house is almost impossible. When the avocados are cheap, I buy some and toss them in as well. Spinach is also thrown in depending on the budget for the week. I used to use Ranch dressing until I saw the calories I was eating... OhMy So I switched over to Olive Oil Balsamic Dressing, which is rather tasty.....



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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:23 pm

I forgot to mention before, I also put mushrooms, green and red peppers sometimes. Normally, if we had chicken cutlets for dinner the night before, any leftover chicken will go into my salad, that would be my chicken salad for lunch the next day. If my mom makes her tea flavored hard boiled eggs, I would put them in my salad too, otherwise, it's just plain hard boiled eggs. LOL



Savannah wrote:
(Actually, Lily.......I think my taste runs quite similar to your's where salads are concerned. Your salad sounds fabulous!)

And we both love grapes. :haha:


pamh36 wrote:
Oh, that reminds me of another favorite salad. One of Wendy's salads, with the chicken, and the mandarin oranges.

Oh yes, Pam, I remember that salad from Wendy's. I sometimes buy a can of mandarin oranges and put them in my own salad too.


ChristinaAL wrote:
If I'm getting one from a salad bar, then I really go crazy LOL

LOL Christina, me too, especially when it's an all you can eat salad bar, I just pile everything on top of my plate, then go back for more. ROTFL



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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:34 pm

Oh, I LOVE those all you can eat salad bars!! Hmmmmmmm. . . . . maybe we should find one that's centrally located, and converge on it all together. :Hahaha:


Lily, what are tea flavored hard boiled eggs? And how do you make them?
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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:53 pm

Savannah wrote:
Lily, what are tea flavored hard boiled eggs? And how do you make them?

I found this recipe below, except my mom doesn't use orange peels. She uses soy sauce to darken it. It's a flavorful tasting eggs, I really like it.

http://coffeeworks.blogs.com/coffee_and_tea/2005/07/tea_eggs_a_cut_.html



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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:06 pm

Rhonda wrote:
Wal*Mart has a wonderful coleslaw mix made from brocolli centers, cabbage centers (green and purple cabbage) and carrots all shedded and ready to use.

Darn it!! I just came from Walmart, looked RIGHT at that mix, Rhonda, and left it there!!! Oh, WHY didn't I buy it?!?! Now I could kick myself!!! Love your smiley!

Pam, I was just like you at one time...couldn't eat salad without the Ranch, fully leaded. Wink Have you experimented with a lot of the 'better' brands out there? Paul Newman and Ken's are my favorite (Love Ken's rasberry Viniagrette), and there's also another yummy one with Sesame Ginger! Mmmmmm. It really took a lot of experiementing for me...don't buy the 'lite'---get the ones that still have calories (and sometimes even fat, depending on the dressing, like viniagrettes), but it's all about the sugar and carbs. I find with South Beach that I really don't miss those anymore when it comes to dressings! Now, the sesame ginger is full of sugar and even the ras viniagrette is higher...those are only for my occasional 'treat'. Wink But I used to but Kraft and T.Marzettis and others and couldn't stand those in the 'lites'. Just thought I'd throw that out there! Heck, my hubby was addicted to Thousand Island, and I've even switched HIM...never thought that would happen in a million years! :peace:

About grilling meats to put on salads, I do too Rhonda! Not every day, but it's really not difficult with those indoor grills. And I only need a small portion so it's not too pricey. My latest thing is grilled salmon salads. To die for!!

Lily, those tea eggs are COOL!! They're so pretty!


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PostSubject: Re: Salad   Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:46 am

Mine's different every time. I just load it with whatever's on the salad bar.
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