Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Salad Night

Meal planning not only helps with the household budget and time management, but it also helps to keep our meals balanced so we're getting a variety of foods that are good for our bodies. One of my favorite nights of the week is Salad Night and it's not because it's a 'quick and easy' night. This dinner actually requires a little more preparation than other meals because these are not ordinary salads.
Here are some things we put in our salads:

Avocado
Wheat Berries
Boiled Eggs
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Slices Apples
Black Olives
Black Beans
Homemade Sourdough Croutons
Feta or Gorgonzola Cheese
Chickpeas
Real Bacon Bits
Al Dente Pasta

Salad dressings also need to vary to keep salads from becoming boring. It's easy to just put out the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sometimes I make an Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing from http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/, or a sweet Garlic Mustard Dressing, and on occasion I make what we call Friday Blue Cheese Dressing.
What do you put in your salads?

2 comments:

  1. Dried cherries and grapes and pear are favs of mine. Edemame, too. I *love* blue cheese. I need to do a salad night! That sounds like fun!! What else? Sliced yellow squash raw (I try to buy the little ones). Sesame oil is good drizzled on.

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  2. Actually, we usually purchase them from Fresh & Easy. I haven't made a salad, from scratch in many years.
    Your post has given me some ideas though. I should consider a Salad Night at our house.
    Thank you.

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