Instead of making "salad", lets throw together the wide variety of vegetation available and change up flavors to create an "energy bowl" for lunch. Here is the Energy Bowl Formula
2 kinds of greens
1 kind of fruit
vegetation protein source (some suggestions: nuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, chia, lentils, beans)
It's really no different than what we're currently doing, you know. Think about it...what do you basically eat? Burger, potato, pizza, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, noodles, bread, chicken.....you've basically just found different ways to combine the same ingredients. Look at mexican dishes....corn, beans, rice, tomato, lettuce, burger, chicken....they've just combined them differently again and again.
We need to take this approach with salad. All salad is not SALAD. Just like all noodles and pasta sauce is not spaghetti...It's lasagna, manicotti, ravioli....you get the idea.