Recently, we’ve had a lot of salad. Each week in our basket, we get at least one if not two heads of lettuce. I like salad, but I don’t love salad. It is certainly not something I crave. That has been changing. Here’s how I’ve been building salad into my (almost) daily diet:
1. Make it. We have an endless salad bowl in the fridge. Well, it certainly seems always a little full. This week, I prepared salad on Tuesday and Friday, but we also ate it Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. I find as long as I have salad around, ready to go, then I am more likely to eat it.
2. Chop it. I owe this tip to my parents. That’s the only way they make salad now – lettuce and everything chopped nice and bite-sized. So that’s what I do. I pretty much dice up everything – onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, event the lettuce.
This chopped salad from Espresso and Cream looks amazing!
3. Top it. I started using salad more as a plate recently and less as a side dish. This week, I had salad mixed with pizza and a bit of Alfredo sauce and mac and cheese. I’ve also had it mixed with cheesy potatoes and ham and eggs (with French dressing…so good!) after Easter.
A Pizza-Salad combo from Skinny Kitchen –
Right now, we also have some broccoli on hand. I may need to make this salad from Sweet Amandine this coming week: