We eat kale salads every day, but do we ever stop and consider what salads were like before we started putting kale in all of them? It’s easy to forget that not every salad is going to be one of privilege, brimming with the maximum amount of nutritional value. One brave photographer decided to address this topic in her work, showing the world that even today, salads exist without kale. This photo series from Lily Miles is a chilling reminder that there are still real people out there navigating their afternoons without a full serving of iron—some even on purpose. Check out these life-changing photos and we promise you’ll never look at your salads—or your life—the same way again.