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View Poll Results: When during a meal do you eat salad?
I prefer to eat salad before the main dish 36 33.33%
I like to have my salad together with the main dish 39 36.11%
I usually have my salad after the main dish 9 8.33%
Salad is my main dish 13 12.04%
No salad for me 10 9.26%
I prefer not to answer 1 0.93%
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:57 PM   #21
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We frequently have salad. When dining out we usually have it before the meal as is customary. At home we usually have salad after the entree... its just the way we have always done it. Both DW and I are European ancestry (France/Spain/Italy) so that may be part of why.

The more important question... one perhaps deserving a separate poll (if I knew how to make a poll)... is do you use a separate salad bowl, separate salad plate or have it on your plate. When I was growing up we usually had a separate small salad bowl... but in our house we just put salad on our main plate after we have finished our entree.

I sometimes finish off the remnants of the salad dressing with a half a slice of bread... it drives DW nuts.
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Wasn't sure which option to choose, I chose the first. We eat salad before the main dish, but we have salad as a main dish almost as often...
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I used to eat a huge bowl of salad before the main meal. The idea was to stuff myself with practically zero-calorie food, so that I would eat less of the main dishes.

It worked, and the proof was that I kept my "girly figure" (except for a time when I also drank a lot of beer, and the "girl" had a bit of a belly).

Now, something changes inside me, and that much veggie would give me some problems.
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I usually eat my salad before dinner. However, lately I've been eating my salad with a can of tuna on the side for lunch.
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Which country have dessert before salad? Or is it the next poll?
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We eat lots of salad. At restaurants salad is always served at the beginning of the meal, but when we eat at home I always have salad after the main dish – only because it is simpler logistically and lets us enjoy the main dish while it is still hot. Just wondering how others include salad into their meals.
I don't know how to answer the poll because we do the same--before at a restaurant, after when eating at home.

We have a green salad and entree every night when we eat at home. Restaurant portions for both salad and entree are so much bigger that I probably would just bring the salad home if it were served after the meal.
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In our household the main entry has lots of vegetables, 2 types of vegetables always. To me salad has crunch value but not much else. My husband likes home grown tomatoes with it, so there is some value.
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We have a one hour salad at home maybe 5-6 times a week. Takes one hour to make and one hour to chew and eat. Romaine, carrots, celery, red beets we shred ourselves, mushrooms, sweet onion, home cooked garbanzo beans, home sprouted broccoli sprouts, pumpkin seeds, avocado, olives, dress the salad with avocado oil, and white balsamic vinegar.
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We have a one hour salad at home maybe 5-6 times a week. Takes one hour to make and one hour to chew and eat. Romaine, carrots, celery, red beets we shred ourselves, mushrooms, sweet onion, home cooked garbanzo beans, home sprouted broccoli sprouts, pumpkin seeds, avocado, olives, dress the salad with avocado oil, and white balsamic vinegar.

That sounds wonderful, I'll have to try a few.

Thank you for reminding me. I used to call one of my m@nglers the Salad Mangler.

Discussing an issue I was passionate about with him was just like eating a huge salad. After chewing for a while, I was never satisfied, just get tired of chewing and eventually stopped.
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I started eating salad as the first and main course a few years ago. I tend to eat much healthier that way because I'm pretty full by the time I eat any of the main course and overall probably eat fewer "bad" calories. I eat 1/3 to 1/2 of the main course volume compared to what I used to eat before I started eating large salads. I load up my salads with 8-10 different ingredients so I get a lot of variety and nutrition in them.
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We eat lots of salad. At restaurants salad is always served at the beginning of the meal, but when we eat at home I always have salad after the main dish – only because it is simpler logistically and lets us enjoy the main dish while it is still hot. Just wondering how others include salad into their meals.
Exactly as me. Either way, always have at least one salad per day.
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Sometimes I question what a salad is. I'm calling the awesome grilled watermelon a salad tonight:
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I'll eat salad right after I turn into a rabbit. In the mean time, i'll eat human food.
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Usually salad is a main course or I don't mess with it at all. But sometimes we'll have leftovers but not quite enough to feed everyone so a salad fills in. I guess we're conditioned to eat it first from the way they serve courses in restaurants, though I enjoy it more as a side dish to the main course.
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If eating @ home, I have salad along with my meal. If eating out, I eat it when served, usually first.

I am a very flexible-salad guy.
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Salad usually before the main course, but sometimes with the main course at home due to timing of whatever else we're eating
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When we're out, the salad comes first.

When we're home, sometimes first, sometimes t's the main course and sometimes before, during and after the main course.
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I said with but it is actually totally variable. At restaurants usually have the salad first or salad is the main dish but at home pretty much anything can happen - before, with, after, meal in itself or no salad with the meal. Maybe I should just not have answered.
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Don't know about you guys but I'm going to skip the ice cream tonight and have a salad for dessert!
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None of the responses suited my particular style. I don't eat salad as such, but do like to snack on greens throughout the day. My current "fast food snack" is dipping into a bag of Trader Joe's "Cruciferous Crunch". It's a mix of chopped kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli and green cabbage & red cabbage. It's crunchy, and the kale gives it a tang.
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