Although I’ve been vegetarian for over 30 years, I still find myself getting bored with eating the same foods day after day. I particularly get this feeling when it comes to salad. Sure, salads are great, but eating a plate of lettuce every day can get boring.
What keeps me from getting salad boredom is a little creativity. Each time I make a salad I try to prepare something a little different. This creativity worked well when I was raising my children and teaching them to eat healthy.
I usually prepare my salad with romaine lettuce, which has the highest amount of vitamins A & C. But, these salad ideas work just as well with iceberg lettuce. Try some of these salad toppers to add a little pizzazz to a boring salad:
- Grilled fish – I often prepare salmon or tilapia marinated in lemon butter or herb seasoning
- Grilled chicken – marinated in caesar salad dressing or low-sodium teriyaki sauce
- Sliced turkey lunch meat, chopped boiled egg, and sliced pickled beets
- Shelled & steamed edamames (soybeans) with ginger sesame or toasted sesame salad dressing
Learn more about different types of lettuce here.