Are you a salad lover? If not, you should be! According to a 2011 WSJ article, about half of all adults had at least one salad at home during the previous two weeks. Unfortunately, that compares poorly to potato consumption (75%) and beef consumption (81%). But salads, when made correctly, are a real nutritional powerhouse. A salad with healthy vegetables and chicken or shrimp added could make a complete meal that contains a nice amount of fiber, plenty of vitamins, powerful antioxidants, and is a pleasant alternative to a higher calorie meal. But you need to make your salad with the right ingredients to realize those benefits.