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JBOYLEBSN2 Posts: 36
1/29/19 7:09 A

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i use pre bagged mixed greens and spinach and heat til wilted to get my dinner greens fresh and asty

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1/27/19 5:33 P

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My favorites lately have been the bagged chopped salad mixes. So easy to tear one open and have lunch ready.

Thanks for the ideas here as it is always good to hear about alternative options.

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1/23/19 6:39 P

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Trader Joes Cobb Salad. This is our "fast food" for when I've been slow to plan out dinner. It's 400 calories dressed and has things in it like luscious blue cheese and bacon, which we normally don't eat because of the calorie issues. Wow...it's good. We each have a small crisp apple for dessert and the meal is perfect. I dunno if it can really be called a "drive through" experience, but this works for us.

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1/22/19 10:22 A

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Thank you for some great ideas ... I will definitely be trying some new salads!!!! emoticon

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1/21/19 12:53 P

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I love the Apple Walnut salads I get a Kroger. I usually make my own tho. I keep it pretty simple: spring mix greens or spinach, cherry tomato, celery leaves, and sometimes green pepper. I like changing up my dressing: sometimes acv and olive oil with salt & pepper or lemon juice with salt & pepper.

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1/20/19 8:45 P

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This is probably not a popular response, but I love grabbing a 12 oz can of V8 juice as an instant veggie boost. I have noticed that I really hate making salads, but I love eating veggies. So I drink one big can of V8 per day (2 veg servings) and warm up frozen veggies to jazz up my meals. It's easy to get 5 veg per day this way.

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1/20/19 3:03 P

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My favorite go-to salad starts with a spring salad mix... then I add pickled beets & red cabbage, green onion, dried cranberries, feta cheese and honeyed pecans.

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1/19/19 7:37 P

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HEB's Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit when I am in a pinch. It has shaved broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, green cabbage and radicchio with poppy seed dressing, cranberries and pepitas. Only 150 calories per serving.

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1/19/19 9:09 A

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My go to is leaf or romaine lettuce and grated carrots, beets, radishes and cut up cucumber.

A little salt and pepper and it’s perfect!

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1/18/19 8:47 P

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I'll admit to using bagged salads. i love most of them. another good simple one is romaine lettuce wiht raisins and poppyseed dressing. 3 main ingredients, comes together fast

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1/15/19 10:38 A

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My favorites lately have been the bagged chopped salad mixes. So easy to tear one open and have dinner half ready. We really like the "asian" one but none of them are bad. I rotate through different ones each week. Trader Joe's also has a broccoli kale slaw we eat a lot, and a spinach salad with cranberries and chickpeas we love.

If I make one from scratch I tend to go with a bed of spinach and top with whatever is on hand. Sliced apple or pear, dried cranberries or blueberries, fresh berries, canned mandarins, chopped egg and blue cheese, pecans or walnuts. Roasted beets are good too.




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1/13/19 4:09 A

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chopped butterleaf lettuce
diced: tomato, vidalia onion
homemade dressing: ACV, garlic, greek yogurt , salt, pepper, stevia
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1/12/19 2:27 P

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Green beans, garlic, olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice, salt, pepper and fresh parsley.

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1/11/19 3:27 P

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My favorite is a taco salad almost exactly the same as the person below! The base is a sturdy crunchy lettuce like romaine, purple cabbage, veggies, taco seasoned turkey, black beans, and salsa mixed with plain greek yogurt for dressing.

I also love a Greek salad with cucumber, tomato, feta, chickpeas, olives, red onion, oregano and lemon juice.




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1/11/19 2:00 P

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My favorite: lettuce, ground turkey & black beans cooked with taco seasoning, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream.... SO yummy!! Sometimes Ill add jalapeno slices like used on nachos.



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1/10/19 1:50 P

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I like to add Hemp seeds on top of my salad for more protein and fiber. You cannot taste he difference!

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1/10/19 9:18 A

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Here are my two faves right now!

spinach + strawberries + pistachios or almonds + goat cheese + white balsamic vinaigrette

chickpeas + finely minced onion + tomato + cucumber + cumin + olive oil + lemon juice

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1/10/19 8:36 A

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I just love all the great ideas! These will keep me from getting sick of salad for a long time. :) I've never met a veggie I didn't like (except celery haha)

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1/9/19 9:37 P

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I used to take a can of green beans (drained), add salad dressing, tomatoes, left over broccoli...whatever... and let it marinate until lunch time. So easy...and so good.

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Spinach, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, radishes, black olives, avocado, artichoke, corn, peas, feta cheese, croutons. I usually get any combination of these at the food store salad bar with what's available.








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1/9/19 5:11 P

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Diced cucumbers, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, avocado, parsley, and onion, with olive oil and vinegar drizzle and black pepper.

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1/9/19 4:51 P

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Those sound awesome! This week I'm going to try: lettuce, pickled beets, peas, red pepper, cucumber and cottage cheese with raspberry vinegarette. Yum!

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I have a few!

1: Diced mini cucumbers, halved grape tomatoes, diced yellow or orange pepper, Italian dressing - that's my favorite side salad

2: Dinner salad: Chopped mixed baby greens (easier to toss in dressing if you cut them a bit first!), diced mini cucumbers, halved grape tomatoes, diced yellow or orange pepper, green onion, low-fat feta, sliced/diced protein (chicken, pork tenderloin, tuna, egg, tofu, whatever I have), and one of my favorite "dressings" below:
- homemade ranch and yellow mustard
- fresh lime or lemon juice beaten with olive oil and a little salt
- fresh lime juice beaten with a little sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce, and fresh ginger
- drizzle of balsalmic reduction and olive oil
- the vinegar kalamata olives come beaten with a little olive oil or mashed kalamatas

3. Taco salad - same as "dinner salad", but with no feta, and the protein is flavored with my homemade taco seasoning, then topped with mashed avocado for a dressing

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1/9/19 4:31 P

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What is your very favorite combination for a salad? :) I love lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peas, hard boiled eggs, green pepper, mushrooms, cottage cheese and Catalina Free dressing. emoticon

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