First garden meal - well, not a full meal, but Diana and I each got a full bowl of salad microgreens from thinning the spinach, lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes, and a little peppercress. Extremely tasty, and you can't get much fresher than picked less than an hour before eating. Even more important, since we grew it and picked it and washed it, we know EXACTLY how it made it from seed to table.
All from our container gardening, and we can go right back out tomorrow or Friday and do it again... just from thinning the plants. For example, below is a picture of the garden towers and all of their lettuce and spinach. You can see that the openings are crowded, so even with the leaf lettuces we can probably pick 50-75% of the and still have a reasonable batch growing to full maturity.