*pre-made bagged salads last longer than a head of lettuce.
* Buy a bag of shredded cabbage, add a handful of shredded cabbage to the bagged salad toss it all together for a ready made base. Make some coleslaw with the extra cabbage or add it to soup.
* a bag of prepared spinach is an excellent healthy addition to a salad, can also be used on sandwiches, in soup, or sauted in olive oil with onions, dried cranberries and nuts with a sprinkle of salt (try it before you scoff)
* Radishes with the stems removed last longer than most veggies, as do carrots.
* Sprouts are an attractive healthy addition to a salad and they are also nice on a sandwich, they last about a week in the fridge if bought fresh.
* Boil wheat berries like you would brown rice, add a handful to your salad, add them to soup, many uses, high in protien and fiber (once cooked I freeze them in muffin tins & individually wrap each portion for quick and easy use)
* sprinkle yeast flakes on your salad
* for me a must is dried cranberries on my salad
* slivered almonds are nice
* broccoli and califlower
all of the above items I buy either in the vegetable section or the bins in the health food section at the grocery store.