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    Hey all,
    Well, I've started eating salads for lunch and I've been wondering if my salad is big enough. I figure if I'm full and satisfied after eating I'm doing fine, but I was wondering how big or small other people make their salads. I usually grab two or three hand fulls of lettuce, romaine typically, then a couple pinches of peppers, onions, carrots, dried blueberries/pomegranate, broccoli, then some chicken, and then douse it in dressing. I keep it in a large glade storage container for easy transport and that's pretty much it.

    Again, I'm full so I figure that's the good thing about the size, but It still makes me wonder if its enough.

  • #2
    Not so much the size as the content. I would question if you could do without the carrots , blueberries and pomegranate. Some nice bacon and/or egg instead... maybe even a little cheese Mmmmmm...

    Also, depending on your dressing, the "douse" might be a little liberal. Might want to keep the dressing on the side, and use it for dipping. Should keep the salad crisper too.

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    • #3
      as long as it's satisfying you, it looks good to me. i find a little variety is good once in a while, but the size sounds pretty good. my salads vary from salad bowl sized to large mixing bowl sized depending on how hungry i am or what i've got laying around in the fridge.

      dousing in dressing...is the dressing primal? no vegetable or soybean oil?
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      • #4
        Bacon cured with sugar???

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        • #5
          My BAS today had 4 or 5 oz of cold roast beef, two cups of mixed spring greens, a diced avocado, a huge strawberry, and olive/oil balsamic dressing. I normally only have half an avocado, but I missed breakfast today so threw the whole thing in.
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          • #6
            *shrUg*

            My only real requirements in a salad are 2 good fistfulls of baby spinach and at least 4 oz of animal protein along with a good helping of sliced or diced vegetables, occasionally some berries if it's that kind of salad, and maybe a sprinkle of seeds or nuts.

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            • #7
              You say you are satisfied with your salad, but how long are you satisfied for? That should detrimine if it's big or loaded enough.
              Last edited by denbro01; 06-07-2011, 05:31 PM.

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              • #8
                Grok and Grokina didn't eat "salad." You don't have to either, although I love the stuff and will eat lots now that it is warming up. When their bodies needed the stuff we put in salads, they tracked it down. Let your body be your guide.
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                • #9
                  Negative comments about salad. To what is this place coming?

                  My daily salad comprises some canned fish, a handful or two of baby spinach, diced roast vegetables (chosen from sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, pumpkin, even potato), some other fresh vegetables (tomato, capsicum, avocado, ...), sauerkraut or kimchi and whatever other leftover vegies might be in the fridge, drenched generously in olive oil

                  If you're satisfied then you're good
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                  Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                  • #10
                    The only requirement of your salad is what satisfies your appetite. Keep your ingredients clean. That's the only rule. Really. You are in charge here.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the responses everyone!
                      Salads have always been one of those weird things that everyone knows what a salad is, but everyone makes them different. It's cool to hear what other people put in them and what I can possibly add to mine. I think I'm just gonna stick to the idea that if I'm satisfied then I'm good. Then just mess around with what I put it in. Maybe put some avacado, or eggs in, fatten it up a bit.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by peril View Post
                        Negative comments about salad. To what is this place coming?

                        My daily salad comprises some canned fish, a handful or two of baby spinach, diced roast vegetables (chosen from sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, pumpkin, even potato), some other fresh vegetables (tomato, capsicum, avocado, ...), sauerkraut or kimchi and whatever other leftover vegies might be in the fridge, drenched generously in olive oil

                        If you're satisfied then you're good
                        +1
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by peril View Post
                          Negative comments about salad. To what is this place coming?
                          +2

                          I suggest that any salad you make be basically a delicious vehicle to eat vegetables. So if you choose to make it mostly greens, make sure they're dark leafy ones like spinach or at least a dark leaf lettuce. Or, use a variety of diced and sliced vegetables (with or without greens) so you have a crunchier salad.

                          Personally I loved diced-veggie salads -- the crunch is very satisfying and it doesn't wilt if I decide to save some for later.
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