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    Would there be a big harm is removing salad (typically spring mix) from your food list and just use a lot of asparagus instead?

    I can chop a ton of asparagus and use that for my 'salad greens' instead of spring mix all day long...just wondering if I would really be missing out on anything from doing so...

    Thanks everyone!
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    It's not really ideal to eat one kind of vegetable all the time. You should really mix it up if you can, since different veggies have different beneficial and harmful properties. Mixing it up lets your body avoid overloading on any one plant's toxins while getting the benefits of a large variety of micronutrients.
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    • #3
      I like to put asparagus in my salads. Nothing wrong with having both. Mixing it up is definitely the way to go.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
        It's not really ideal to eat one kind of vegetable all the time. You should really mix it up if you can, since different veggies have different beneficial and harmful properties. Mixing it up lets your body avoid overloading on any one plant's toxins while getting the benefits of a large variety of micronutrients.
        True..
        I wouldnt just eat asparagus, but I just dont dig the spring mix or spinach as much as I do everything else. For example I like to make my salad with:
        whole cucumber
        diced red/yellow/green bell peppers
        cherry tomatoes
        cilantro
        berries
        and asparagus ...

        Shouldnt this be good enough without the spring mix?
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        Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking

        Would like to be in good shape by my 36th Birthday (07-07-2013)

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        • #5
          Oh, you can make an endless variety of salads that don't include lettuce if that just doesn't do it for you. I like greek salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, feta, a bit of olive oil and balsamic plus any seasonings you want.

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          • #6
            Sounds like a great salad to me. Mixing it up well. I'm not crazy about salad greens myself -- I get a craving once in a while and I eat salads when I'm dining out, actually making one is not at the top of my list. I also love asparagus -- biggest problem there is that it is often grown in Mexico, so be careful of the source. And keep mixing up those other veg that you like.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              Oh, you can make an endless variety of salads that don't include lettuce if that just doesn't do it for you. I like greek salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, feta, a bit of olive oil and balsamic plus any seasonings you want.
              hell yeah Paleobird! I love their salads!
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              Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking

              Would like to be in good shape by my 36th Birthday (07-07-2013)

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              • #8
                Have you tried seaweed salads?

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                • #9
                  yeap....I usually just drizzle some sesame seed oil and sprinkle roasted sesame seed on top
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                  Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking

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                  • #10
                    our bacon salad is the best:

                    bacon, tomato, avocado, cauliflower and broccoli (lightly steamed), bell peppers, asparagus, sprouts (that's what we had today), and just whatever else i have in the fridge. cucumber, whatever. it's all good. also good if bacon is subbed for egg, smoked fish, roasted chicken/other meat, nuts (if you eat those things), "fried" clams or mussels (i hate seafood, but now i love seafood, what gives? -- to 'fry" i toss them into a bit of egg and then ground almonds and cajun seasoning, then toss them in some oil in the skillet until they are golden. quite yummy.)

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