5 salads you should be eating and 5 you shouldn't
What makes a salad truly great? In order to answer that, it's helpful to consider what a salad is typically comprised of in the most basic sense: fresh produce, contrasting textures, a flavorful dressing, and sometimes, protein. Also implicit in the word 'salad' is the expectation of a healthful meal choice, high in fiber, low in sugar and bad fats. You can bend the rules depending on the dish — a fruit or potato salad, for example, is still a salad in the traditional sense of the word, though they're less vegetable-forward than a conventional green salad. Bearing all this in mind, coupled with the obvious fact that a salad should taste good, here are five salads you should be eating and five that you really shouldn't.