I've always had a really hard time liking salads. My house wasn't really a "salad" house, and it seems that any time I tried to get my family to incorporate decent salads into family meals, my dad would usually give me this "you gotta be kidding" look.
He's a meat-and-potatoes-at-every-meal kind of man.
Lately I've been trying to increase my salad intake. I have been convinced that eating living, fresh-from-the-ground foods work wonders for both increasing my spiritual capacity, but also increase my quality of daily life. Since my body hasn't always appreciated these things, I needed additional support as I made the transition toward more vegetables. I found something that really helped. It's this:
I know, really? Salad dressing? Well, I never really enjoyed Ranch dressing. And iceberg lettuce never really seemed that enticing. Those two seemed to be the staples of school lunch salads, which is where most kids with meat-and-potato dads learn to eat salads. Blech.
But this dressing has been a Godsend. I love it. I don't care how many calories or sugars or oils it has. Asian Toasted Sesame dressing & marinade, by Kraft... (I sound like a commercial!) Cheaper than a trip to the Chinese restaurant, and healthier on my stomach too! Thanks to this handy condiment, I LOVE to eat salads. I can easily down a huge salad every night, like this one:
Green leaf lettuce, spinach, purple cabbage, carrots, grape tomatoes, flax seeds (you can't really see them), and almonds. Seriously incredible, especially with this dressing on top.
In my area this dressing runs from about $1.98-$2.18. Granted, it'd be better to not have to use dressing, but this helps me get on the health bus each day.
What dressing(s) are worth their weight to you? Please don't hesitate to share!