28 Days of Salads

I’ve been wanting to do some type of long-term food challenge for awhile. But, I always felt like the challenges were too extreme and that I couldn’t possibly follow through on them.

A few years ago, I even tried to go vegetarian for a month. But, due to some health issues that came to light during that period, I found that my body is incapable of being a vegetarian. I can’t handle all the fiber. My doctor actually told me to eat less fiber (he said he NEVER tells people that, especially people with IBS, but I’m special like that). But that doesn’t mean I can’t handle a salad every day. I just can’t have salads for every meal.

So, on February 1, I visited my co-op and loaded up on all sorts of veggies.

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I’ve found that the trick to actually using the great produce you buy at the store or farmer’s market is prepping it all before you put it in the refrigerator. I’ll post some of my favorite tips for preserving fresh produce soon!

Below you can see photos of all 28 salads I ate last month. I’ll be honest – my favorite ones were those that I made myself with fresh ingredients. I wasn’t always able to do that, though, so some salads are from the cafeteria at my work or from some cafes/restaurants nearby.

I only missed four days of salads, but made them up with a couple of two-a-days later in the month. The missed salads were usually due to having an unexpected meal at someone else’s home, so I didn’t have control over what was served. Well, then, by the 28th, I couldn’t eat three salads in one day, and said, “SCREW IT. Pizza salad and beer salad it is.”

28 days of salads

Which salad looks the most appetizing to you? What are your favorite salad toppings? Share your thoughts in the comments!

41 Replies to “28 Days of Salads”

  1. The one with strawberries and pecans looks delicious! I prefer dark leafy green salads vs the lighter lettuce ones. That taco salad looks great too and if course pizza and beer salad! What a nice challenge. I’m considering going vegetarian for Lent. Hope I can do it. 🙂

  2. The strawberry, pecan and spinach one is delicious. You can get it at Colectivo cafés if you’re in the Milwaukee/Madison areas. 😉

  3. Next month’s challenge: recreate the same salads, and blend the heck out of them to make smoothies!

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