I REALLY love a big salad for dinner.
Like as much as I LOVE a sandwich or burger and all the carbs… if I’m on my own for dinner for any reason or only feeding my youngest two and decide to pull out the high class food for them (hot dogs), I’ll ALWAYS make a huge salad for myself. It’s the easiest way to hit whatever macros I need- easy to limit if I’m running low, easy to add if I’m not. And easy to still get massive volume if I need it.
Ha- “if”…. I always need it.
I really love added grains in my salad, and if my carbs have room for it, I’ll for sure add brown rice, farro, or quinoa to this salad… rice noodles or plain old linguine would be delicious too. But when I’m low on carbs and still want a little variety… cauliflower rice! It goes perfectly with all of the chopped veggies and herbs and just adds more fun small bits. I love small bits in a salad. I might skip the greens all together next time and do lots of cauliflower for like an Asian Tabouleh. Can that be a thing? I think it can be a thing.