Do you even salad?
The term salad seems to be more of a sliding scale of food ambiguity. If you don’t believe us, tell 10 people to bring a salad to a dinner party or pot-luck.
There’s the bagged salad. The salads that, for the most part, are fresh greens with shredded veggies and sometimes a dressing of sorts and a packet of some kind of nut or seed or sugared combination to sprinkle on it. As salads go, it could be worse. Bagged salad, we can work with that.
Then you have the pasta or potato salad, which in many instances could easily be heated in a fancy dish and served as a casserole. This salad is, well, not what we think of as an actual salad but as salads go, it seems to count.
Oh dear, let’s not forget the Jell-o salad. We’re talking the actual gelatin salad made with flavored vividly artificially colored gelatin with some sort of fruit or vegetable bits encased in its neither liquid or solid form. This my friends is a conundrum and not to be confused with its cousin, the fruit fluff salad. There is produce, yes, and it is cold, indeed… No, this isn’t an acceptable form of salad as we think of it but, it still fits the definition. It’s fun to pole and wiggle but holy moly, sugar and additives for days. No thank you.
And don’t even ask us about the fruit fluff. You know, the one at the church picnic that has gelatin or pudding mix, fruit, whipped topping and some other dairy product. No and no. Still counts as a salad somehow.
There are so many crazy versions of salad. There are even hot salads which, defy all reasoning and can’t even climb into our salad realm. Even the definition of salad is ambiguous and leaves so much room for wiggle that you may just want to come up with a new word for the amazing healthful goodness that is the salad that we have come to know and love.
Enter, the GBOMB.
Greens. Beans. Onions. Mushrooms. Berries.
Powerful real foods that bring a punch of power to your eating experience.
All fresh. All real and full of life. All perfect ingredients for salad…or whatever you decide to call it.
However you define salad, we encourage you to look for clarification before you accept what is presented as a healthful addition to your centenarian lifestyle.
In the salad arena, there is no black and white; it’s all grey.