I went out to Applebee’s the other day when I was with friends and decided to try their salad just to see the difference between theirs and the ones I make. I know the salad probably isn’t that healthy, but I thought I’d give it a shot.
When it arrived, it was delicious. Instead of the dry, tough chicken I make for myself, the chicken was moist, appetizing, and delicious. Instead of forcing myself to choke down leaves, I actually enjoyed the shredded lettuce, the oranges, the dried cranberries. Regardless, the flavor itself was delicious.
It made me decide that it was about time to start focusing on making my meals more appetizing. Just because I’m eating healthy doesn’t mean it has to taste like cardboard. I think a lot of people at T-Nation feel the same, so I started this thread so we could share the techniques we use to make salads tasty, meats edible, and eating healthy worthwhile.
There are already recipe threads out there - the intention here is different. Do you know how to cook a chicken breast to perfection? A secret that makes your salads great? Or just guidelines for people who have never cooked in their lives? Here’s the place to share. Hope we can come up with some good tips.