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SugarHabit
07-08-2009, 08:49 PM
I was actually craving....that's right craving salad today. :carrot:

It gets crazier... i was umming and ooohing my way through the salad today like i used to only with something chocolate...like a brownie.

Who AM I? Am I finally getting some semblance of control over my eating? I dunno who this person is but I'm happy to meet her.


vixxi
07-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Sugarhabit, i know just what you mean!!! I never used to crave salad but now i find myself absolutely drooling over the thought of some leafy greens with dried cranberries and chickpeas!! YUM!! (I actually just ate that for dinner a couple of hours ago!) Sometimes i find myself not breathing in between bites!! lol, it's soooo good! Hey if we can replace chocolate with salad id say thats not too bad! Good luck!

mandalinn82
07-08-2009, 09:06 PM
I actually remember my first salad craving as a HUGE NSV. :bravo:


mizmizzy
07-08-2009, 09:14 PM
Yeah, thats an awesome feeling!

rockinrobin
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Nothing short of miraculous, I agree.:)

How very wonderful for you!

Madison
07-08-2009, 10:09 PM
I love a good salad . . . . and I love the way you said you were making the noises usually reserved for some sort of food-porn like brownies :D Awesome!

Pita09
07-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Yesterday, I made what is my now famous roasted chicken salad over a bed of baby spinach and mixed greens with sliced red onion, green peppers, crumbled low-fat blue cheese, green olives, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts. I drizzled a Dijon and balsamic vinaigrette that I make from scratch.

I have to make this salad at least once a week because I crave it so bad. My sweetie says it's better than any salad we could get at a restaurant. :smug:

Eating healthy is so much fun and so enjoyable. Tomorrow I'm going to make a sweet-potato and cabbage slaw for the first time and I can't wait! How weird is that??? :dizzy:

jelder227
07-08-2009, 10:47 PM
LOL - my 5 yr son was seriously arguing for McD's last weekend, and we just weren't in the mood for it. He said, "But Mama, they have your favorite food there!" I had to stop and think - I've never been a fast food person. "Ok honey, what's that?" "They have salad Mama!"

Lots of food for low calories, and you can mix lots of flavors. Love it!

Madison
07-08-2009, 10:49 PM
Yesterday, I made what is my now famous roasted chicken salad over a bed of baby spinach and mixed greens with sliced red onion, green peppers, crumbled low-fat blue cheese, green olives, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts. I drizzled a Dijon and balsamic vinaigrette that I make from scratch.

That sounds soooooo good!!

a sweet-potato and cabbage slaw

If its as yum as it sounds please share the recipe!!!

:)

Onederchic
07-08-2009, 11:51 PM
Isn't it odd but in an awesome kinda way? Before I would have never ate a salad without a ton of cheese, olives, bacon and drowned in dressing. These days I love one with plenty of fresh veggies, no cheese and light on the dressing :)

Tomato
07-09-2009, 10:08 AM
vixxi, I like to throw in a few dried cranberries into my salad as well. I usually mix veggies with fruit so my salad always has a base of spinach + romaine lettuce + red bell pepper. I usually add of the following (depending of what I have): cucumber - grated carrot - diced pineapple - diced cantaloupe - sliced strawberries - some dried cranberries or apricots - sunflower seeds - flax seeds.

Lori Bell
07-09-2009, 11:27 AM
vixxi, I like to throw in a few dried cranberries into my salad as well. I usually mix veggies with fruit so my salad always has a base of spinach + romaine lettuce + red bell pepper. I usually add of the following (depending of what I have): cucumber - grated carrot - diced pineapple - diced cantaloupe - sliced strawberries - some dried cranberries or apricots - sunflower seeds - flax seeds.

WHAT??? No Tomatoes? ;) I'm SHOCKED! LOL

I love strawberries on my salad as well....and onion, cucumber, bell peppers, and TOMATO...yum

Mrs Snark
07-09-2009, 11:29 AM
Mandarin orange slices are good with red onion and spinach salad, yummy!

Rebound
07-09-2009, 11:32 AM
Eating healthy is so much fun and so enjoyable. Tomorrow I'm going to make a sweet-potato and cabbage slaw for the first time and I can't wait! How weird is that??? :dizzy:

Can I second the request for this recipe? I LOVE making my own slaw, and I LOVE sweet potatoes!

Arctic Mama
07-09-2009, 11:51 AM
I love salad, so varied and tasty! But I confess my favorite thing to do with it is stick sweet onion dressing on the side and roll up the uncut lettuce leaves like big cigars. I use less dressing and it's great finger food (fork-eating salad is always really messy with me!).

Madison
07-09-2009, 05:55 PM
I had one of these moments last night. I got home from the gym, showered, was STARVING and made a simple salad of baby romaine, vine ripened tomatoes, avocado, evoo and freshly squeezed lime . . . I mmmmyumyumyummmed my way through the whole thing. Twas divine!

nelie
07-09-2009, 06:13 PM
I crave salads often :) Early spring, I was eating 1-2 salads/day because I had missed eating salad over winter.