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Making friends with salad?

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This past week I was having a Twitter conversation with my best friend from Tasmania that I’ve never met (you know who you are you gorgeous thing you). She was having a salad for dinner. I KNOW, right? We joked about how she was totally Khloe Kardashian now, because we bond over watching bad reality TV (and any TV shows really) and the Kardashian sisters are ALWAYS seen chowing down on massive salads. Just shoving leaves into their gobs. It’s fascinating stuff.

…and I think it’s rubbing off on me. I say this, because every time I see one of those booty-licious ladies who are famous for something, eating a salad, I almost think it might be a cool thing to do. As you can see, I get my life’s guidance from all the right places.

*rolls eyes on your behalf*

So I took my Tasmanian beauty of a friend’s lead and ate a salad the next day. And I liked it. And I lost a kilo in bloat overnight after thinking I’d never shift it ever again because potatoes (and eating my feelings). Hmm. Interesting…

Now I’m determined to make friends with salad. Less carbs, no processed crap in them, lots of nutrition, less calories, more satisfying. If you do them right. Note to self: Potato salad – probably not what I’m talking about. God, I love potatoes.

Moving right along now…

Usually, when I think of salad, I think leaves. Eating like a rabbit. Boring. Blah blah.

I’m the kind of gal who likes my salad to be killer and not just lettuce leaf filler.

But lately I’ve been finding some great pre-made salads at the supermarket and some great salads on restaurant menus. I think I might actually be able to make a go of this. You know, lifestyle changes and all that.

Anyway, I’m blogging about it here so I have to stay accountable. I’m never going to be perfect, but I want to start sneaking salads into my every day life more often. As a whole meal (and not just as a token side with my fish and chips haha). I figure that if I can become a salad convert, I’m going to feel better for it.

I hereby REALISTICALLY resolve to:

1. Order salad options more often when eating out.

2. Make salad my go-to lunch (i.e. the rule and not the exception) when I’m at home on ordinary week days.

THE WORLD IS MY SALAD BAR.

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

So tell me, what is your favourite kind of salad? I am going to need ideas, people!! x

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  • rocket salads are my favorite kind 🙂

    • I like rocket too 🙂 Especially with a little balsamic vinegar!

  • rocket salads are my favorite kind 🙂

    • I like rocket too 🙂 Especially with a little balsamic vinegar!

  • I really love salads. They are so versatile and the combinations are endless. Don’t forget that salads aren’t just leaves, you can also have bean salads, cous cous or quinoa salads, rice salads, roast veggie salads and even pasta salads. But even the humble “green salad” can be made amazing. My fave additives (not all in the same salad of course, unless you’re really feeling it) include hard boiled egg, sundried tomatos, chicken or tuna, corn kernels, all of the cheeses, bacon bits, home made croutons, roasted pumkin, toasted pine nuts, cashews – and you can also have fun creating your own dressings. Embrace the salad!

  • I really love salads. They are so versatile and the combinations are endless. Don’t forget that salads aren’t just leaves, you can also have bean salads, cous cous or quinoa salads, rice salads, roast veggie salads and even pasta salads. But even the humble “green salad” can be made amazing. My fave additives (not all in the same salad of course, unless you’re really feeling it) include hard boiled egg, sundried tomatos, chicken or tuna, corn kernels, all of the cheeses, bacon bits, home made croutons, roasted pumkin, toasted pine nuts, cashews – and you can also have fun creating your own dressings. Embrace the salad!

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  • I love this. Totes agree on the K-girls – always with a plastic clear bowl of salad! I even googled it once to find out what they actually had in those salads. Obsessed much?
    Salad for dinner is the best. You actually wake up feeling slimmer! Magic.

  • I love this. Totes agree on the K-girls – always with a plastic clear bowl of salad! I even googled it once to find out what they actually had in those salads. Obsessed much?
    Salad for dinner is the best. You actually wake up feeling slimmer! Magic.

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