Dinner salads

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Dinner salads

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:45 pm

I saw a suggestion in the ST recently suggesting that we try to eat a salad dinner once a week as a way to eat more healthily. Since I've been thinking about something like that for a while, I suggested it to my family and have received a grudging 'ok' from my teenage girls. My husband is fine with it. The main requirement they have raised is that they need a reasonable amount of carbo and protein or they will be hungry in an hour! So, if anyone has suggestions as to what sort of salads I can prepare which fit these criteria:

- easy to prepare, not too many ingredients;
- contains or accompanied by carbo of some sort (pasta, potato, rice, bread etc);
- contains or accompanied by some meat, fish or other protein;
- no dairy products, chilly or curry;
- can be prepared the day before and kept in the fridge till the next evening, though I can do some warming up before serving.

Thanks! Looking forward to your suggestions!

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:58 pm

slmkhoo wrote:I saw a suggestion in the ST recently suggesting that we try to eat a salad dinner once a week as a way to eat more healthily. Since I've been thinking about something like that for a while, I suggested it to my family and have received a grudging 'ok' from my teenage girls. My husband is fine with it. The main requirement they have raised is that they need a reasonable amount of carbo and protein or they will be hungry in an hour! So, if anyone has suggestions as to what sort of salads I can prepare which fit these criteria:

- easy to prepare, not too many ingredients;
- contains or accompanied by carbo of some sort (pasta, potato, rice, bread etc);
- contains or accompanied by some meat, fish or other protein;
- no dairy products, chilly or curry;
- can be prepared the day before and kept in the fridge till the next evening, though I can do some warming up before serving.

Thanks! Looking forward to your suggestions!


I have come across salad bars at HV MRT station and Square 2, always wonder how to fill the tummy :lol: The prices are not cheap either.

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby bb_ mom » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:16 pm

Not too bad if there's meat in the salad. And when added with brown rice or quinoa or couscous, should be quite filling?

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby Sweet Joy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:19 pm

Get creative! Other than meat, fish, etc. you can toss in some nuts, dried fruits, etc. You can also experiment with different dressings. Have fun and eat healthily!

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby bb_ mom » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:21 pm

Different types of cheeses too!

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby MrsKiasu » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:25 pm

My problem is the dressing for salad. Any recommendations for light dressing? Lemon juice+olive oil+?

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:33 pm

MrsKiasu wrote:My problem is the dressing for salad. Any recommendations for light dressing? Lemon juice+olive oil+?

can do away with the dressing?

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby FantasyLandDreams » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:47 pm

At one point of time, I had slight high cholerstrol and was slightly overweight. Doctor advised no dressing for salads if possible. He even told me thousand island will make me fat too. I was like :gloomy:

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 pm

Peanut dressing, lemongrass, vinegar ...

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Re: Dinner salads

Postby MrsKiasu » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Those thousand island and mayo type of dressing I don't quite like. I like those oil with some herbs type..

Salad without some oil feel like difficult to eat.

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