Why do Americans always turn something that should be really healthy into junk food? A "dinner salad" in my neck of the woods would consist of iceberg lettuce and a few token pieces of shredded carrot drowned in a fatty dressing like ranch. Nutritional value? Nil. (For our non-American friends ranch is a creamy buttermilk based dressing, very high in fat) I try to eat a real salad every night, organic mixed baby greens with just a small hit of low fat dressing. I figure if you're gonna eat your vegetables, at least do it RIGHT.