Salads add flavor, color, and bulk to any meal. They are best prepared with homemade dressings that include plenty of high-quality nutritious fats. Many salads are simply marinated cooked or raw vegetables or meats, and are best when made in advance. This makes them smart choices for pot-lucks and brown-bag meals on the road or in the office. Even leafy green salads travel well. Salads are easy and they delight both the eyes, taste buds, and tummy. Remember to use the best olive oil you can find. Avoid commercial bottled dressings – always.