Salads - how do you eat yours?!?

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  1. littledolly

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    Hi all

    I am really unimaginative when it comes to salad, and tend to just have mixed leaves and some tomatoes, which is getting really boring. Can anyone give me some ideas around what I can include in salads for both green and red days - free or otherwise??

    Ta x
     
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    I'm a bit unimaginative too, never do pasta, rice or couscous salads. But I do like putting pieces of fruit into my salads - chopped up apples, oranges or whole grapes. I like the sweet & savoury tastes together.
     
  4. Mrs V

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    I have lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, spring onions, peppers, grated carrot and shredded cabbage topped with 2 lvl tbsp Hellmanns extra light mayo for 1 syn.

    I always have this as the base for my salads and then just vary what I have with it.
    I marinate chicken in tandoori spice - syn free on Red Day
    Salmon steak poached with lemon and lime juice - syn free on Red Day
    Ham slices - syn free on Red Day
    Im on an EE day tomorrow, so having the base salad with chicken, pasta and sweetcorn.

    HTH!
     
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    havent had it in a while but used to have romaine lettuce, spinach, grapes halved and brie cut up which on a green day could be your healthy extra. had a little low fat dressing on it but have had probs finding one recently!

    the deli counter beside my work puts pineapple in salads which i always thought was a bit bizzare, but i actually really like-when get it i have iceberg lettuce, cucumber, beetroot, sweetcorn, pineapple, peppers, onions and egg aka everything except tomatoes
     
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    Not a lettuce person, but what I do is (using my nicer dicer makes it easier) chop red onion, celery, radish, red, yellow and green pepper and carrot. I make enough to last a few days. Very tasty and crunchy.
     
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    i would have

    diced red onion ( very tiny )
    shredded iceberg lettuce
    chopped cucumber
    grated carrot
    mixed peppers
    sliced hard boiled egg
    beetroot
    pickled onions
    sweetcorn

    sometimes il add a baked potato or pasta just depends how hungry i am

    il also add fat free hellmans vinegarette
     
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    I have
    baby spinach
    Cucumber
    red onion
    red peppers
    radishes
    cherry toms
    cress
    gerkins/pickled onions
    sweetcorn

    With this I have Tuna/reduced fat greek cheese/salmon/chicken/ham

    Sometimes if ive had savoury rice the night before I chuck a spoonful in or boil up a handful of pasta.

    But tbh the above is enough for me without the added carbs especially with fruit for pudding!
     
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    I find i can eat more salad and enjoy it if its cut up small. Dont know why. Lots of cress, red onions, chopped tomatoes, peppers and eggs.
     
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    If I'm organised enough, I'll do a coleslaw. I'll shred a cabbage, grate some carrot and slice an onion then add fat free fromage frais and a couple of tablespoons of extra low fat mayo. I also love potato salad made with the same dressing.
     
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    Did you get the coleslaw recipe from the mag? I did and it's yummy! :D
     
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    I do too! Strange isn't it?!

    I put plenty of syn-free dressing on my salads. I use Kraft FF french dressing and it's delicious.
     
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    I just chop up whatever I have and it all goes in, the more the merrier!!

    Strawberries are really good in a salad.
     
  14. Gettingthinnerbytheday

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    We have salad a fair bit on red days. Pretty much with anything! I do cheat & buy the pre-bagged stuff alot too though & just add things to it.

    I serve it as a side to many things, Aubergine bake, chicken & salad filled pittas, Syn free burgers SW chips & salad, quiche, quorn fillets & BBQ sauce, SW Pizza, most things:)

    I often put sliced boiled eggs, pieces of fruit & a very low syn or free syn salad dressing to.

    Must remember to attempt the coleslaw recipe though!
     
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    Thanks all! Lots of great ideas here. I just needed some inspiration, otherwise I'll be bored with eating salads and go back to less healthy options!

    Thanks again:)
     
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    Lettuce (or other mixed leaves, depends on what the Co-op has!), cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, sliced spring onions, halved cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn - all mixed up together with 1 tbsp of Heinz Extra Light Salad Cream drizzled over the top for 1 syn, then a hard boiled egg on the side and some ham, tuna, or chicken, or whatever meat or fish I've got available, to go with it. Yummy :D
     
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    Lots of the above in diferent combinations and also varying the leaves a lot, I try and have watercress and spinach etc too as they are good for iron levels etc
     
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    My salads are quite boring as well. I have lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mushroom, beetroot and pickled onions.

    I'm not too good with the dips or toppings though. I've tried sour cream with either garlic, chilli or cajun mixed in but not sure on the syn values for any others.
     
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    im a big fan of the 'warm salad' but usually i have spinach and watercress, tomato, pepper and i like to add seafood, chicken etc.

    im a cheat as well and i like to buy the prepacked stuff
     
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    I usually have different kinds of lettuce's, cucumbers, spring onions, then I will have ham and chicken, and perhaps boiled eggs if im not having chicken, then I drizzle with Tescos Light Choices Fat free french dressing, i used to have xtra light mayo or salad cream but found i was putting more and more on so the syns where creeping up, so i thought i would try the french dressing, im really fussy so didnt think i would like it, but i loved it, made it really tasty xx
     
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    i have salad's a lot. usually i buy something pre-packed but if i make it myself it'll be spinach watercress and rocket, with cucumber, pepper, tomatos, spring onion, beansprouts, green beans and sweetcorn. Mmmmmmmm

    today i have that with peppered salmon, but sometimes i have chicken, cheese, ham, prawns etc

    hot salad is lush, chicken and bacon with a light honey and mustard dressing!

    does anyone know the syns in honey? and the syns in wholegrain mustard btw?
     
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