Salad days!

Standing in the supermarket, in a hurry, looking a line of greenery in the chiller section.

You know you want to eat more salad. But seriously. The choices when it comes to chocolate or fizzy drinks is pretty much unlimited, but you never realised that the simple act of choosing a salad would be so darned confusing.

You’ve got whole icebergs, little gems, packets of rocket, packets of wild rocket, packets of wild rocket, spinach and watercress and then you’ve got bags of pre-chopped salad with slivers of carrot, or in a bistro-stylie with a dressing in a little sachet.

It’s enough to make you want to step away from the salad aisle, and head straight for the pretend takeaway section at the other end of the fridge section.

Rather than leave you getting the cold shoulder from the salad section, I thought I’d write a handy guide to choosing a salad.

(and before you laugh, and say that surely it all depends on what you like: I totally agree with you. The first way to choose is to go for something you actually like enough to eat. No salad is nutritious enough that you’ll get healthy just by looking at it.)

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