View Full Version : How big is a "big" salad?
03-18-2008, 01:18 PM
So many folks talk about eating "big" or "huge" salads and I'm curious. :confused: When you have a "big" salad, how do you quantify "big?"
For me, it's about 1-2 heads of romaine or the equivalent for another leaf.
03-18-2008, 01:38 PM
I used to eat a head of kale, some spinach leaves, cabbage leaves with a large assortment of vegetables and a chopped avocado every day for dinner. That's big to me.
03-18-2008, 01:42 PM
It's kind of hard to say. Normally it's two handfulls of mixed greens (I have small hands), one handfull of spinach, 1/2 a cucumber, a little shredded cabbage, a handfull of sprouts, and a raw dressing, of course. This fills a large bowl. If you've ever been to a greek diner and ordered one of their ginormous salads, my salad bowl is about half that size. But I don't worry about the size of my salads because you cannot gain weight from fruits and vegetables. Just go a little easy on the dressings with a lot of oil.
When I make the Kale Salad from Alissa's book, which calls for one head of kale, some avocado and tomato and seasonings, I usually eat the entire thing in a few hours. I know it seems like a lot but I just can't get enough of that salad!! It's sooooooooo good!!! I'm kind of addicted to it. I want some right now and it's 12:30am. What the heck. I have problems.
03-18-2008, 02:15 PM
LOL! Well...as it's been said, it's relative. But from what I'VE seen of some raw foodies...a BIG salad means...ya know the large salad SERVING bowls that most people serve salads out of with the matching salad bowls and tongs, etc.? That huge serving bowl full of salad WAS their salad bowl...for one person!
03-18-2008, 02:53 PM
Yup...that sounds about right!!!:D
03-18-2008, 09:38 PM
THE LARGEST BOWL IN THE HOUSE!!!!
or I pile a dinner plate high with salad, eat it, and then fill it AGAIN, and eat that too! That's my big salad(s)!
Rawkinlocs summed it up for me :D !!
03-18-2008, 11:29 PM
Rawkinlocs said it for me too!!
03-18-2008, 11:36 PM
I use my mixing bowl, once for making bread for the family... now salads for me!
03-18-2008, 11:49 PM
My salad is the size of ....a full head of romaine, 2 cups of grape tomatoes, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 onion, and some balsamic vinegar. It's delightful!
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