Homemade croutons are AWESOME. There's really no comparison to the store-bought kind, and they really do a great job of topping off a salad. They're super simple, too, so no excuses for not making them!
2 cups 1/2 inch bread cubes (I like using whole grain baguettes)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
1/2 t. garlic powder
Put bread cubes in a bowl and drizzle olive oil over. Stir to coat. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powder over, stirring to combine. Spread on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.