Let me just say that getting on board with salad is a universal struggle. It is hard and we all have to do it to live happy, healthy lives.
Not too many people grow up loving it unless they’ve been fed proper delicious salads all their lives. But, unfortunately, most people envision iceberg lettuce smothered in ranch dressing with a tomato on top when they think of a salad, and that’s off putting to everyone, even healthy people.
So with that in mind, sometimes I don’t blame long-suffering partners of fit people for having a hard time wanting to eat salad with their SO to help support their diet changes.
Just looking at the boyfriends of the world for a bit, I think a lot of dudes feel like a meal can’t satisfy them without bread and/or meat. But there are some that will. I personally compiled a list of salads that I know any man in my life would gladly eat and feel satisfied with.
This isn’t a salad so much as it is a burrito without the tortilla. But burrito bowls are one of those things that can be as healthy as you want, or as fattening as you want, and its a good start if you want to start serving healthy food he’ll eat.
Now following on the heels of the chicken burrito bowl.. is this the most healthy salad? I assume not. It has Doritos in it. But try to get bae to say he hates salads after finishing this. Impossible. It’s a walking taco, but you’re not walking, you’re sitting down eating it. Everyone has always dreamed of a sitting walking taco. Amazing.
Really flavourful, with jalapeños, chicken, and even rice noodles to get your starch fixing. Not only that, but it’d make good leftovers for him to eat during a midnight snack run.
Essentially, this is a BLT without the bread – and avocado … and cheese. Really, when you think about it, a good salad is just a sandwich without the bread. And that’s a good enough reason to eat one.
You can’t make a man-friendly salad list without including a steak salad. Honestly, that salad looks monstrous and intimidating. I like it.
This is the kind of thing you’d cook to cement the fact that you’re wife material, and he’s lucky just to get to eat the kind of majestic salads you create.
This one is like a charcuterie board over a bed of romaine lettuce. And honestly, it looks so simple and delicious. You could probably pick at it with your fingers if you disregarded cutlery altogether.
This is like the MVP of boy-friendly salads you can make. Full of flavour, and lots of different things that aren’t just greens.