I load up a big bag every few days at the salad bar at the supermarket. I prefer the shredded cabbage (green and purple) over the lettuce, actually. Tomatoes, cukes, a little shredded carrot, a few water chestnuts, and then several chunks of yellow squash and a small handful of pinto beans (about 20 beans for three servings of salad, they add a little something different texture-wise). I try to have a nice sized salad every night half an hour before having my protein, reduces the amount of the main part of my meal and I feel helps with digestion. Every few days I combine my meat and salad by making a nice "spaghetti sauce" with ground beef/pork, onion, garlic, lots of herbs, and just a bit of tomato puree. Ladle this over my salad, actually so much better than noodles! Top with a bit of parm. I make my own vinagrette, or buy a ranch dressing that is quite low carb, and water it down a bit then toss the salad in it in a bigger bowl before putting it in the serving bowl. This way I can have a nicely coated big bowl of salad with only a couple tablespoons of dressing being used. OK, so are there other big salad fans out there? Or did I just bore the crap out of everyone? I would love to hear about everyone elses' salad "tricks".