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anyone else? bagged spinach seems to be fine.
but prepackaged anything else tastes odd...romaine, salad blends, etc. i've tried many brands too, so i know it's not one particular brand.
I find the packaged lettuces are OK, but they go off a lot faster than simply using a normal head of lettuce.
Our best solution to lettuce, at present, is to use the aerogarden to grow it. They've got a "mesclun mix" set of seed packs that are pretty good. When you want a salad, you simply grab a bowl/plate, walk over to the aerogarden, and pick whatever lettuce you want. Or, if you're silly like me, you just grab an occassional piece of lettuce and chomp down. :)
The only problem comes if you eat a _lot_ of lettuce, because then the aerogarden can't keep up and grow enough...
They do taste a bit better if you wash them again. I can tell if DH skips it, they have a weird chemical taste. DH finally just bought a lettuce keeper and cuts up his own salad mix.
a) They smell funny to me and b) They don't really taste like anything.
But my taste buds are off, since I grow my own 9 months out of the year. Have you tried Organic Girl salad blends? They come in a plastic container instead of a baggie. And they're expensive as fvck...
I don't like the taste of those little bags either.
I've started buying whole romaines. Sams has 5 in a bag, Kroger has 3 in a bag.
I can chop one and it's good for 2 dinner salads. For full meal salad, I eat a whole one myself. and they do keep pretty well, even if we don't eat one every day.
I buy a big container of spinach, too. We eat it steamed, on a sandwich, or in a protein smoothie with fruit.
For the longest time I couldn't eat salads at home. I couldn't figure it out until one day I was talking to a friend who asked how I buy my salad greens. I told her the bag because it is a great portion size for the DH and me. She had the same problem until she switched to fresh. My inlaws started growing their own and now I can't stop eating salads at home.
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