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Mega Starter Side Salad


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What we have here is mix and match within mix and match. Pick and choose the vegetables you like from the various categories and end up with a starter that gets any meal off to a good start, providing lots of food and very few calories. Choosing from the items below as specified will give you a salad containing between 30 and 40 calories. The nutritional analysis below shows what you would get if you picked everything. Pick a low calorie dressing from Basic Recipes and be sure to add those calories.


Base Ingredients

  • 1 cup (47 g) romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (45 g) spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (108 g) iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

Secondary Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (14 g) carrot, shredded
  • 1/3 cup (33 g) celery, sliced
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup (18 g) mushrooms, sliced

Optional Ingredients

  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) red onion, thinly sliced


Pick one of your choice from the base ingredients, pick any two of your choices from the secondary ingredients. If you like pick both the optional ingredients. Then combine all and any of the dressings in the Basic Recipes. This give you a total of about 82 calories.

Nutrition Detail

  • 82 Calories (8% from Fat, 21% from Protein, 71% from Carb)
  • 5 g Protein
  • 1 g Total Fat
  • 0 g Saturated Fat
  • 0 g Monounsaturated Fat
  • 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat
  • 17 g Carb
  • 6 g Fiber
  • 7 g Sugar
  • 114 mg Phosphorus
  • 120 mg Calcium
  • 97 mg Sodium
  • 1042 mg Potassium
  • 10350 IU Vitamin A
  • 0 mg ATE Vitamin E
  • 54 mg Vitamin C
  • 0 mg Cholesterol

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To divide this into as many portions as you want to eat it:

  1. When you’re done preparing meal, measure it with a good kitchen scale.
  2. Note the weight.
  3. If you intend to eat it for, let say 2 times, divide its weight by 2 to know the weight of every portion you’ll be taking.

So for this recipe, if we assume the weight is 500g and you have decided to eat it at 2 different meal times, then you must weigh 250g for every portion.

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