In the past I have always put lettuce in my salads, just like most people. But, I never really liked it so much. I finally decided to just make my salads with healthy foods that I really like and skip the lettuce.
In an effort to lose a few pounds, I've been eating a salad just like this one for supper several nights a week lately.
Here's what my "no lettuce" salad might contain. Each one I make might have a different combination and also depends on what produce is on sale at my grocery store each week.
On one side of the bowl are fruits that might include:(its a pretty big bowl!):
About 1/3 of an apple cut into bite size pieces
About 1/3 of a can of "no sugar added" fruit such as pears, peaches or pineapple
About 1/3 of a sliced banana
Just a sprinkle of raisins
Just a sprinkle of grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
A couple of dollops of low fat cottage cheese
On the other side of the bowl some veggies that might include:
Some grape tomatoes sliced in half
A little sliced cucumber
Some green bell pepper cut into small pieces
Baby Dill Pickles
Just a drizzle or 2 of Light Ranch Dressing.
In the middle or on the side:
Some kind of meat. The one in the picture had a couple spoonfuls of homemade chicken salad made with light mayo. Other times it has been browned boneless chicken breast, browned bite size pieces of boneless pork chop or steak or a small hamburger without a bun.
NO LETTUCE! And I don't like carrots either!
I think this is a very delicious, low calorie, healthy meal.