Thursday, March 8, 2012

Simple Salads

Salad for Lunch

Obviously there's no recipe to throw together a salad but I wanted to post up this photo to remind myself how easy it is to package a week's worth of lunch salads and snacks to throw in the fridge. In the morning, I just pick what I want to throw in my bag and go. I have saved so much time doing this, I hope someone else can benefit from this tip. I've found my salads stay fresh even at 5 days. There's no excuse for me to eat bad lunches.

I use a mixed green lettuce that comes in a plastic box. It's very dry so it stays well when packed up with other veggies. Here is a list of some of the things I throw on my salads, or whatever happens to be in the fridge:

Carrots, red & yellow pepper, cucumber, zucchini, celery, garbanzo beans, black beans, gargonzola or feta cheese.

I keep a couple of different salad dressings in the fridge at work along with some crunchy stuff to add to my plate in case of sheer boredom. Crunchy stuff: chinese noodles, almonds, Fiber One cereal (try it! you'll be surprised), sunflower seeds, home-made croutons, etc.

I've found that cutting up oranges and strawberries and adding them to my grapes kicks it up a notch. I am a grape lover and eat them every day of the week. 

What do you eat for lunch?  I love new ideas so please leave a comment!

love, susan