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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, 09:38 PM   #41
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I chose "I prefer to eat salad before the main dish".

I suppose I could have answered, "Salad is my main dish" because at times that is the case. However it's not my main dish at every meal, so this answer did not seem quite correct for me.


Same here exactly....When its the main course for lunch, I chop up some chicken an add it to make sure I feel full.
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We typically serve the salad with the main dish at home, although I eat the salad first. Many times we will make a nice full salad and that is the meal itself.
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Blue cheese dressing is a vegetable, right?
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Blue cheese dressing is a vegetable, right?

Sure is. Buddy of mine tells his dietician DW he had a vegetable platter with bacon. That's his description of a BLT with cheese and a side of onion rings.
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We serve salad and the main dinner together. I eat the salad first while I let the main course cool. DW eats the main course first because she likes it steaming hot.
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Usually eat salad as the vegetable on the dinner plate. With guests over, we have a separate plate but also serve bread (unusual for us), so some guests use the plate for salad and others for bread. Keeps them guessing.

We often have salad as a main: Asian Chicken Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Tuna Italian Salad etc.

We often have a one bowl meal that is a stir fry or other creation and do not have a separate salad in those cases because there are plenty of vegetables and even hot spinach/lettuce stirred in.
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DW often preps the salad first because we are both a bit hungry. Then we eat it while the main course is cooking. She knows I love salads.

Sometimes when the dish is small we have the salad and main course together. Tonight we are having steak and salad. Might have them together.

Last night we had a shrimp salad with garlic bread. The garlic bread comes pre-buttered (from Whole Foods). Just toast in oven and serve.
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Blue cheese dressing is a vegetable, right?
Of course. That includes French, Thousand Island, Oil/Balsamic, and Honey Mustard.
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Of course. That includes French, Thousand Island, Oil/Balsamic, and Honey Mustard.

But oil/basalmic is almost "healthy", so not allowed!
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I eat salad when it is put in front of me whether at home or eating out.

I usually make a week's worth of salads for use at home. They are basically almost all the same and go into plastic bowls with lids made which are really cookie dough tubs since they are deeper than Chinese take-out plasticware. The lids keep the vegetables crisp and mold-free for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

It takes less than 10 minutes to divide up a bags of baby spinach leaves (add exotic leaves to taste like kale), walnuts, mini-peeled carrots, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, craisins, etc into 8 tubs.

I'll add protein to a salad just before eating. The protein could be leftovers (Chinese, Thai, Indian, chicken, fish, steak), a hard-boiled egg, yogurt, hummus, or something else. I'll zap the leftovers if needed to warm them up before adding.

Croutons, fresh ground pepper, and salad dressing to taste

Anyways, a complete meal with almost no preparation, no cooking, and no clean-up.
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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.
Ditto, and for the same reasons. When we have guests, we inform them that we usually eat our salad after the meal, but offer them option of eating it if/when they prefer.

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Anyways, a complete meal with almost no preparation, no cooking, and no clean-up.
Or try what (some of) the college kids are eating:

Simple, healthy, affordable food - Soylent 2.0

Seriously, my college age DS consumes this stuff once or twice a day so he doesn't have to worry about cooking.
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