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10-01-2008, 06:04 PM
In an effort to lose more weight..I am trying to eat more salads. Do you have a favorite SALAD combo that my seem unusual but is really quite good?

Here is mine.

Romaine Lettuce
Peppered Turkey (cut in cubes)
Blueberries (I know...but it is so good)
1/2 Avacado (peeled of course)
Parm cheese
Sunflower seeds (about tblespoon)

No dressing is necessary...just make sure to get a blueberry or avacado piece with each bite. Really Good!

10-01-2008, 06:12 PM
Oh that sounds yummy!

I like to put the following in my salads:

Romaine lettuce
Hard Boiled Egg
Sesame Seeds
Chow Mein Noodles
Blue Cheese Crumbles
1 TBS Blue Cheese Dressing

I know it's not alot but the taste is incredible.

10-01-2008, 06:20 PM
I like taco salads!

I use lettuce, low-fat cheddar (or mexican blend already shredded) and lean turkey instead of ground beef, cooked according to taco seasoning package. I think I am making that for dinner tomorrow night.

Otherwise, I like salad with crab, shrimp, any kind of fish, chicken, steak, you name it... I either put on some low-fat or fat-free italian dressing (Safeway carries some in little packets so you have a premeasured amount) or I just dump garlic powder, seasoning salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash and parm cheese on it.

I also like grated cheese on my salads in general, even if there is no meat at all.

10-01-2008, 06:21 PM
mmmm, i have so many, but here is my favorite!

red pepper
grape tomatoes
lite blue cheese crumbles
hot, grilled chicken
paul newmans lite balsalmic dressing

sooo good!

10-01-2008, 06:53 PM
How could I forget my sunflower seeds?

azmom..What in the world is cukes?

10-01-2008, 07:00 PM
cukes is cucumbers

10-01-2008, 07:04 PM

Black Pepper
Feta cheese or fresh mozzarella
1tbs balsalmic soooooo tastey

Sometimes i add grilled chicken and bell peppers. Not a 'real' salad but its yummy.

10-01-2008, 07:52 PM
My favorite salads:

The Classic
Grilled chicken breast
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup nuts (pepitas or almonds, usually)
Grape tomatoes
Carrot shreddies
Red pepper chunks
Red onion
Gingerly Vinaigrette dressing

Asian (this also makes an amazing wrap)
Crisp romaine
Grilled chicken breast (shrimp is also good)
Mandarin oranges
Sliced, water chestnuts
Grape tomatoes
Broccoli slaw
Small handful of cashew bits/pieces
Trader Joe’s Spicy Asian Vinaigrette
Crunchy salad wonton toppers (just a few, for crunch)

BBQ Chicken
Roasted corn
A few black beans
Chopped roma tomato
Red onion
Carrot shreddies
Chopped avocado (how much – if any – depending on calories for the day)
Grilled chicken (heated in the oven with Amy’s organic bbq sauce as the dressing)
Sprinkle of low fat cheddar
Black olives

Crisp romaine
Broccoli slaw
Red onion
Sliced kalamata olive
Carrot shreddies
Chopped roma tomato
Heated, crumbled spicy veggie burger
Trader Joe’s tzaziki (1/4 of container) for dressing

10-01-2008, 09:01 PM
I have some great new salad ideas now, thanks! Our family LOVES salad for dinner. Here is one of our favorites:

Baby spinich mixed with some iceburg/purple cabbage
Sweet corn kernals
Few scoops of fresh made salsa
Fresh cilantro chopped
Chopped peanuts
Fresh lime juice

10-02-2008, 12:47 AM
cukes, tomatoes and red onion with balsamic vinegar, oregano and mint.

spinach with strawberries, almonds, red onions

spinach with apples, walnuts, bleu cheese and red onions

taco salads (with ground turkey)

any type of greek salad

10-07-2008, 03:27 AM
I don't really have a favorite. I LOVE salads and can pretty much make one out of anything! ;)

10-07-2008, 09:36 PM
I need to eat more salads - some great combos here!

In the summer I combine:

cucumber chunks
tomato chunks
light feta
Kraft Greek dressing


10-07-2008, 10:05 PM
Anything with cranberries and a little blue cheese, usually with light ranch. Yum!