Setup a "Salad Club" at Work

At work we have a "Salad Club." There are currently five participants so we have five different lists of ingredients which we rotate weekly. We include 2 types of lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, carrots, chick peas, kidney beans, celery, hard boiled eggs, croutons, roasted chicken, pickled beets, peas, 3 bean salad, and other various toppings and veggies.

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Usually on Sunday evenings, we are each busy preparing our ingredients; we cut up the produce and store it in water-filled containers. The water helps keep things fresh and crunchy. We each bring in our ingredients to work, and keep them in the refrigerator until 12:30, when we all meet in the kitchen. We pull everything out and place it on the table. We then have a buffet which we all take from. We quickly close all the containers and put everything back into the fridge until the next day. Each of us is responsible for our own dressing.

We then eat our salads, together in the kitchen or in our individual offices, and it generally costs about $8-12 per person for a week's worth of delicious and nutritious salads. I have eaten a salad just about every work day for about 10 years!

Occasionally I include a microwaved sweet potato or piece of garlic bread. But the salad alone is enough of a meal. I love it! Try it with some of your friends at work. It's really popular.

By dusty6788 from Silver Spring, MD

May 17, 20100 found this helpful

What a nice idea! It would be a lot easier to be satisfied with that salad every day for the past 10 years if you were "sharing" with others.

Thanks for sharing.

Julia in Boca Raton, FL

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May 18, 20100 found this helpful

Just an idea. You said you microwave the sweet potato. DON'T . Just peel and eat it in slices RAW. MMMMM so good! Like raw carrots, but sweeter. My grandchildren love this. Average sweet potato is around 100 calories.

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May 19, 20100 found this helpful

Our golf group has been doing something like this for years. After golf we go to someones home who has offered to have us. The hostess fixes the lettuce, (We have a huge salad bowl & 20 salad bowls that is passed on to the hostess each week).

Each member brings one thing to add to the salad. You only have to bring a cup or so of veg, fruit, cooked pasta, hard cooked eggs, olives, anything. The salads are always different, but delicious. One lady always makes a french dressing as her contribution. The hostess also furnishes garlic bread, and ice tea or lemonade. We each pay a dollar to her to cover expenses. Different gals offer to bring a dessert.

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October 28, 20100 found this helpful

After seeing this tip, I recommended it at work for our Weight Watchers group. We had a great salad potluck and everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks for the great idea!

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