Ever since the Salad Miracle occured in November, shmoo has been happily eating a big bowl of salad every few days or so, but only if it's finely shredded, and only if it has my Dreena- inspired Asian Miracle Dressing on it (follow the first link above for the recipe), and only if it contains a fruit. Them's the rules. However, lettuce, no matter how finely shredded, is still classified as a toxic pollutant if placed on or in any sandwich, wrap, or other food, and he'll still tell you he "hates spinach", even though he gobbles it down with gusto.
Today we decided to try sending some of his favorite salad in the lunch box: romaine, baby spinach, red cabbage, carrot, apple, and fresh walnuts. You can see the gold-standard dressing on the side next to a Thinkorganic! Cherry Nut Bar, and a half-sandwich of hickory-smoked Tofurky with Vegenaise on cracked wheat.
Verdict: He ate all the sandwich, even the crusts this time. Now I think the trouble with salad is the amount of chewing it takes. These kids only have 20 minutes, so there was some serious last-minute shovelling to get those last few bites in! We loved these new Thinkorganic! bars made from nothing but mashed dried fruits and nuts (mine was Cashew Pecan -- good stuff!). 4 stars.