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How to Turn Salad into a Healthy, Filling Meal

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4/9/2010 4:16:40 PM

SHINAKO's SparkPage
I'd love to try some of the suggestions on here! What I've been doing lately, instead of my go-to dressing (ranch), is use a handful of shredded cheese, or just a couple shakes of dry Parmesan. Not as healthy as fruit, but not as deadly as ranch, either.
ELLIEB123
4/9/2010 12:29:58 PM

Salsa as a salad dressing is very good. Use mild or spice, depending on your preference and ingredients.
4/9/2010 10:44:37 AM

CATE195's SparkPage
I have discovered this oil and vinegar specialty shop. You can go in and taste the different balsamic vinegars that they have in kegs. I purchased a blueberry and a strawberry balsamic. I add a few splashes with olive oil to my salad, umm good.
3/16/2010 12:33:00 AM

MASSAGEWIZARD's SparkPage
I like to make a mexican salad , i used to use grilled chicken with fajita seasoning but now im vegetarian so i just nix the chicken and use onions and peppers with salsa for the dressing. Its delish
3/9/2010 10:29:00 PM

BETHANN06's SparkPage
I love putting a small banana or pear in my salad. It's soo yummy!
2/17/2010 10:34:47 AM

SWEETTOOTH10's SparkPage
Also if I AM able to afford, I like some Grilled shrimp on most of the salads I Mentioned except the Waldorf salad.Other than that, I like grilled chicken.And occasionally like Marzetti's light chunky blue cheese dressing or Light ranch.
2/17/2010 10:28:48 AM

SWEETTOOTH10's SparkPage
I REALLY like the idea of using the juice from canned fruit in making salad dressing!Genius!Thanks for the idea about maple syrup too. I've been wanting to start making my own dressing.I like so many different kinds of salads.Greek salad with pepperoncini peppers, black olives, tomato,red onions, a little light feta, and light Greek vinaigrette, made with olive oil, or a light Caesar dressing.. A Mesclun salad mix or spinach w/ Gorgonzola, or goat cheese,Carrots, shredded red cabbage , onions, and tomatoes, with balsamic vinaigrette , MMMM! A Waldorf salad with apples , and a few chopped walnuts And craisins is good too.Thanks for the great healthy salad ideas!
SEWSON58
1/26/2010 2:04:02 PM

One of my favorite toppings for some of my salads is Ortega Taco Sauce. It is low in fat, carbs, and sugar which makes it a great choice for diabetics. And it really does taste great.
HHI0901
1/21/2010 7:59:29 PM

My favorite way to make salad is to take whatever I can find and throw it together on a pile of spinach and/or romaine. My favorite toppings include:
-Fiber One
-apples
-baby carrots
-broccoli
-cucumber
-tuna mixed with lite mayo or cottage cheese (this sounds gross but isn't bad!)
-grape tomatoes
-chicken breast cooked on the stove in lite italian dressing
1/21/2010 3:30:59 PM

SUNNYD59's SparkPage
I didn't have alot of greens to make a salad so chopped up all the other veggies,tomato,cucumber,carrots and then topped it with a couple of tablespoons of roasted red peppere hummus.This is really yummy,
BEANSKIROO
11/20/2009 12:41:58 PM

I was going to ask this question to everyone before I came across this article!

I like to use apples with some blue cheese (gotta be careful not to put too much cheese) then top it with balsamic vinegar (no oil!). I also like to use salsa or taboule.
BIGBARB4
11/7/2009 12:17:32 PM

I thought you should only eat fruit on an emptu stomach
AIRWALKER124
10/17/2009 1:56:08 AM

I love salads and often just top a veggie salad with lemon juice, garlic powder and black pepper. The lemon juice gives the salad an even better taste and I love garlic.
10/13/2009 9:19:13 PM

SAMMIESAM2's SparkPage
any salad, topped with craisins, a little olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. delish
10/12/2009 2:17:36 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
I submitted a recipe for a delicious dip, potato topping, or salad dressing and it is VERY low in calories, fat and sodium. I have never seen it published in the recipes, but if one goes to my Spark Page, they can get it from my Favorites.

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