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nolanola
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Healthy Salad Ideas

Want to start making healthy salads for lunch. Any ideas to make them un-boring yet healthy? Dressing ideas?


TexasTiger05
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
lean protein, if you're a meat eater
nuts, seeds
berries, apples
try out different types of greens. My favorite is arugula

My favorite dressing is to lightly cover the salad with a basic balsamic vinaigrette- balsamic, olive oil, some dijon, s&p, whisk.


nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
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My favorite dressing is to lightly cover the salad with a basic balsamic vinaigrette- balsamic, olive oil, some dijon, s&p, whisk.


Thanks this sounds really good. I'll give it a try.


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Layabout
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
I've become a fan of entrée salads because they're so quick and easy. I keep on hand the boxed greens, usually arugula, spring mix, or baby spinach. If you pay attention to the expiration dates, a box will last three or four days in the fridge.

I'll add grapes and cherry tomatoes, sometimes an apple or bermuda onion slices, strawberries in season, cheese crumbles and croutons. I usually buy a pound of chicken schwarma at Arzi's and add that to the salad for the protein, sometimes a small seared tuna steak if I've got one defrosted.

Dressing is either a good balsamic or Heinz salad vinegar with EVOO. I also like an occasional Caesar salad and think it's hard to beat Kraft Original Caesar dressing.



S
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
spinach, cherry tomato, cucumber, baby carrots, red onion and pepper. low fat ranch or fat free italian.

maybe some nuts, avocado, low fat cheese. grill a chicken breast and cut it into strips and put it in the salad.


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TexasTiger05
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Ooooh, a tuna steak would be a great addition. Never thought of doing that


Saw Cesar dressing mentioned- you can also easily make your own. The bottle guys may add sugar. Sensation Salad dressing is also awesome.


Layabout
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
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Saw Cesar dressing mentioned- you can also easily make your own

Well, that's not exactly true if it's done right.

LINK



Darla Hood
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
My go to ingredients include (which people might be tired of hearing about):

Arugula
Grape tomatoes
Red onion
Pine nuts
Cheese: Blue, sharp cheddar, whatever you like, but not in large amounts
Fresh dill
Protein of your choice

My dressing isn't a healthy one, so I can't help you there (last night it was mayo mixed with sriracha).


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schexyoung
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
sunflower seeds


Tigertown in ATL
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
If by healthy you mean weight loss stay away from cheese, eggs, avocado and especially nuts.

Otherwise those are great suggestions.


Drew Orleans
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Balsamic like already explained or.

Mash garlic clove up with fork, use a little salt to help.
Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Add grated parm. for a less healthy but better dressing.
This post was edited on 12/4 at 3:03 pm


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Drew Orleans
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Completely disagree. Those can actually aid in weight loss if consumed in the correct proportions.


TexasTiger05
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
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Well, that's not exactly true if it's done right.
if someone prepares classic cesar sald table side every night then I'm moving in with them. I've had to do it more times than I care to remember- it's actually not that bad.


Layabout
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
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classic cesar sald table side


When I lived in Chicago one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants was a Hungarian place that specialized in tableside Caesar salads. They made a big production out of it just like the guy in the video. I got spoiled.


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ruzil
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2012
6569 posts

re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Arugula, roasted beets, goat cheese, with a light vinegarette.

Romaine lettuce, walnuts, gorganzola, and a light dressing made with walnut oil.


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MeridianDog
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Home on the range
Member since Nov 2010
6271 posts

re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Newmans own lite:

Raspberry walnut vinegarette
Balsamic vinegarette

Craisins
Walnuts
Sunflower seeds
Almond slithers

Parmesan slithers

This post was edited on 12/4 at 4:05 pm


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Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
I did a pork loin salad last night. romaine, vbell peppers, White wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon, salt and pepper. made my own croutons. easy, light and fresh


Drumguy25
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge,La
Member since Jun 2011
219 posts

re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Baby carrots marinated in spicy pickle juice for a week. Sweet yet salty. A great addition to any salad and a good use for leftover pickle juice


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
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Completely disagree. Those can actually aid in weight loss if consumed in the correct proportions.


I have no idea whether what you are saying is correct.

I know that nuts and avocados are big points with Weight Watchers.


Drew Orleans
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re: Healthy Salad Ideas
Very high calorie content but eating (in small portions) avacados, almonds, walnuts etc. is very good for you and can actually help you burn fat.


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