3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

What Do You Put on Your Salad

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
KO
In Pursuit of Divatude!
 
KO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,670

Default What Do You Put on Your Salad

So I'm at the Salad Bar with the indeterminate sized spoons (there small and shallow so I'm estimating 1/4 cup)
and I put together a decent salad
Greens
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup black Olives (not enough Nutritional bonus)
mushrooms
cucumber
1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
then Some FF Buttermilk ranch b/c it was the only dressing that had Nut info (it came in a package) and the oil and vin had been spirited away

What do you all put on your salad? I'm being nosy and I like new ideas!
__________________
Making a commitment to myself
KO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 01:53 PM   #2
no longer single
 
me4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 732

S/C/G: 225/220.5/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

i always use mild pepper rings...they give it sooo much flavor
__________________
me4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
Moderator
 
cottagebythesea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Philly suburbs
Posts: 10,176

S/C/G: 186/147/135

Height: 5'1"

Default

I like a mix of spinach and romaine, and add any or all of the following -

crumbled gorgonzola or goat cheese or sometimes plain old cheddar
walnuts
grapes or apple chunks
fresh berries
mandarin oranges
edamame
onions
chick peas

I don't use a salad dressing when I add fruit to my salad, but on a "normal" salad, my favorite is Ken's Light Northern Italian.
cottagebythesea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
No longer super size!!!
 
grneyedmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,371

S/C/G: 282/ticker/190

Height: 6' 0"

Default

I am a huge fan of caesar salads - my usual, which includes caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, whole wheat croutons, and black olives.

On regular/garden salads, I use a ton of different toppings, such as different cheeses, cucumbers, toasted nuts, tomatoes, green onions, white onions, different dressings (ranch/blue cheese/blue cheese viniagrette usually), mushrooms, and homemade croutons using whole wheat bread.
__________________


Visit me on Sparkpeople!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LEXIEMUSTANG

Add me on pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/grneyedmustang/

"Losers quit when they're tired, winners quit when they've won!" --Kevin Hart

"You can't out-exercise poor eating habits." - nelie, 3fc
grneyedmustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
Gimpy B%^$#*tch
 
saef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Atlantis, which is near Manhattan
Posts: 5,841

S/C/G: (H)247/(C)140/(G)142-138

Height: 5'3"

Default

Looking over the last few days:
Baked, marinated tofu
Chickpeas
Edamame
Artichoke hearts
Walnuts or almonds
Sunflower seeds, if unsalted
Steamed asparagus, cut into small bites
Steamed broccoli
A dollop of hummus on the side of the plate & dipping the salad contents into it (yes, even a forkful of leaves)
Red onions
Red or yellow peppers (there's enough green without adding green peppers)
Shredded carrots
Cukes, but they need to be sliced thinly. I hate chunky cuke slices. Hate them.
Roasted vegetables (eggplant, peppers, etc.)
Little pile of sardines & then just dress the salad simply with oil & balsamic vinegar
Halved grape tomatoes
__________________
saef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 224

S/C/G: 151.5/149.9/135

Height: 5'4"

Default

I had a shockingly good salad for lunch today...
Lettuce
Cucumber
Grape Tomatos
Okra
Celery
Orange pepper
Lentils
FF Feta

Oil+Vinegar+mustard
swandive81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:18 PM   #7
Vegan.whole.foodie.
 
rdw1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 1,589

S/C/G: hw252 csw220/???/160

Height: 5'7.5 ;)

Default

YUM! Salads!

all kinds of greens!
all kinds of peppers! red, green, greek hot
baby corn(sparingly- but I don't think it has as much sugar as regular)
Olives- black and green
broccoli, carrots, cauliflower
bacos(vegetarian!)
seeds and nuts
garbanzo beans are my fave in a salad but I love all beans!
edamame
cheese, ww croutons
tofu, veggie chicken

I haven't had it in forever but will have to soon since all the strawberries are coming out- my fave is strawberries, walnuts, feta and strawberry vinegarette now I am craving it!!!!! lol
__________________

10.29.11 ZOMBIE BUFFET! Not timed
10.15.11 5k: Halloween in the Gulch 40:10min
11.24.11 Turkey Trot 5K 39:22
1.21.12 Zoo Run Run
rdw1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Schmoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East Coast US
Posts: 4,170

S/C/G: 245/???/145

Height: 5'4"

Default

my mouth is watering right now. I gave up on the crappy grocery store salad and haven't had one in a couple of months. But my baby salads are starting to look so yummy.
__________________
Life's a journey, not a destination.
It's easier to stay on plan than to get back on plan.
Schmoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:52 PM   #9
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Red onions
Mushrooms
Cucumbers
Baby Carrots
Boiled Egg
Rotisserie turkey breast
RF Cheese
Green Pepper
Kidney Beans
Baby Greens
Broccoli
Cauliflower
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 05:06 PM   #10
KO
In Pursuit of Divatude!
 
KO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,670

Default

Thanks Guys I start to run out of ideas and get really bored!!
__________________
Making a commitment to myself
KO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
EofAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TX
Posts: 708

Default

I don't see where anyone included jicama, very good.
__________________
Evangeline

EofAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #12
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Jicama is great, EofAZ!

I love making up salad combos at home. All my homemade salads start with a combo of spring mix greens and spinach and a handful (or more) of either Rainbow Slaw or Broccoli Slaw (pre-shredded veggies! Awesome!). I then add a mix of dried or fresh fruit, some kind of cheese, and some kind of nut. I have a ton of SBD-safe dressings, but one of my favorite brands is Organicville, because they use agave nectar to sweeten their vinaigrettes!

When I go to a salad bar (usually either Ruby Tuesday or Old Country Buffet), here are things I like to get:
  • most nutritional lettuce offering (spinach and spring mix first, then romaine, if no other option)
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • bell peppers
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • edamame
  • lean meat (especially poultry)
  • carrots
  • blue cheese
  • beans of any kind
  • sunflower seeds
  • tomatoes
  • radishes (I'm not a huge fan, but if they're shredded, I don't notice them)
  • cabbage

I always get bleu cheese or ranch dressing, as I've found that they were always within the SBD guidelines. Well, at least the first 20 or 30 ones that I checked. Then I stopped checking.

There's a divine salad recipe in the first SBD book (or maybe it's the SBD cookbook?). It involves cooking pears in wine, I believe. I add cooked chicken breast to it for a complete meal. It's SO good.

Another great salad is the Mexican Caesar from El Torito restaurant. It's hardly low in fat, but I think it'd be easy to make a version at home. Somewhere I have a copycat version of the recipe. Anyways, it uses cotijo cheese (try reduced fat feta) and pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) with romaine and a divine garlicky cilantro dressing. The original also has tortilla strips...you could make your own out of WW tortillas, if you wanted. Here are some recipes online for the salad:

There are a ton of amazing salad recipes out there. My favorites include fresh fruit. I was looking online for one that I loved (still haven't found it, but it included grapefruit, mango, and avocado with a homemade grapefruit vinaigrette) and found some other ones that also looked good; just add lean meat to any of them to make it a meal. If anyone loves these, we can put them in the forum:

Avocado-and-Grapefruit Salad With Pomegranate Seeds (good if made with agave nectar in place of the honey)

Mango, Orange, Grapefruit, Avocado, and Pistachio Salad (a little high in fat, but other than cheese, it's good fat, so if you watch the rest of your meals...)

Spinach & Grapefruit Salad This looks gorgeous, like it'd be good enough to make for company!

Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad The hazelnuts sound like they'd push the goodness of this salad over-the-top!
__________________

Last edited by beachgal : 04-09-2009 at 11:10 AM.
beachgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Thighs Be Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,629

S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's

Height: 5.7 and 1/2

Default

Two weeks ago I went to a South American buffet with girlfriends. I filled up on Jicama. I completely emptied the bucket onto my plate. A hog? Maybe. But it kept me from overeating the beans, rice and yummy chicken I also indulged in.
__________________


"Be who you are, say what you feel. Those who matter, don't mind. Those who mind, don't matter." --Dr. Seuss
Thighs Be Gone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #14
a.k.a. Bikini Bottom
 
SBD Sass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 822

S/C/G: see siggy!

Height: 5'10 - tall girls rule!

Default

I'm a simpleton. I top off my salads with red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar and EVOO.

spring mix green
cherry tomatoe
all kinds of sprouts
cucumber
green onion
oregano, a little sea salt and black pepper

and that's it...and sometimes if I want to get really creative I'll throw in some beans!!!
__________________
SW (July 12, 2008): 223lbs / Size 20 - GW (January 7, 2009): 173lbs / Size 10
CW
(as of 12/7/11) : 158.8lbs / Size 6 - On-Going Goal [MORE FAT LOSS]

My "No Missed Days" Fitness Challenge Tracker 2011 (missed workouts)
Dec (0) Nov (0) Oct (1) Sept (1) Aug (5) July (9) June (0) May (4) April (8) = 28 days missed since April 2011
SBD Sass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #15
-
 
femmecreole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,228

S/C/G: Size 16 to 18/Size 6/I'm there

Height: 5"3" Age: 55

Default

I like just about anything on a salad, the more vegs the better (especially grilled ones....I grill a batch on the weekends and keep them in the fridge for lunch the rest of the week...I bring a big salad for lunch every day ) but the one thing I'm fanatical about is that my "greens" have to be spinach....no wimpy lettuce that is just "filler" without any nutriants (like iceberg lettuce.)

dressings....when I make my own, different kinds of vinaigrettes, but when I buy it, I love a locally made Creole tomato no sugar dressing that is to die for, and I order Galeos by the case. When I'm out, it's some kind of vinaigrette.
__________________
Balie nef, blaie prope.

Last edited by femmecreole : 04-09-2009 at 09:21 PM.
femmecreole is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:48 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2