I try to eat at least one salad a day. Most of my salads are of the everything but the kitchen sink variety. Nothing is off limits to topping my greens. Fruit, nuts, seeds, grains, quinoa – give it to me. It may not be the prettiest, but dang it tastes good.
I’ve had co-workers comment on my salad about how great it looks but it’s so hard to make the perfect salad. Say what? What’s so hard about making a salad? I think most people don’t like all the chopping. I don’t either. That’s why my salads will never be picture perfect or restaurant ready. I tear up greens with my hands. There may be small and large chunks. It’s all good to me. Toss and go is my motto.
A solution for those who don’t like chopping (or if you don’t like to tear things up like me) is to buy convenient bag salads. I know what you are thinking – Gross. My experience with bag salads has usually been one of two things – it contains nothing but iceberg lettuce and two skinny carrot twigs. B-O-R-I-N-G. Or the greens turn brown within a day and everything in it is slimy. Yuck.
Well things have changed a lot since the last time I tried bag salad kits. Eat Smart Salad Kits are chef-inspired salad kits that contain six or more superfoods and include everything needed for a delicious salad. Savoy cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin seeds, quinoa and beet greens – You won’t find boring here.
Eat Smart Super Food Salad Kits each contain 6 or more super foods and include everything you need in the package for a delicious chef-inspired salad. The flavors are sophisticated and it’s super convenient to be able to toss and serve something that tastes like it was prepared in a restaurant. We enjoyed the kits with dinner each night and I brought the leftovers for lunch the next day at work. I topped off the Beets and Greens with grilled chicken for the perfect protein packed lunch to keep me full and satisfied throughout the afternoon. It really is a marvelous way to get your greens.
My favorite salad kit was Eat Smart Wild Greens & Quinoa Vegetable. I’ve tossed quinoa in my salads before but never like this. Uncooked, the quinoa gave the salad a nice little crunch like from a seed or nut. Plus it’s perfect for Meatless Monday.
Eat Smart also has new Plant Powered Protein Salad Kits that contain at least 11 grams of protein. They are single servings and individually wrapped for freshness. They are perfect for taking to work. Ron brought the BBQ Ranch to work one day and raved about how awesome his lunch was. BTW – he’s one of those people that hates all the cutting and putting together to make a salad.
You can find the Eat Smart salad kits nationwide. Check out Eat Smart’s store locator on their website to find a location near you.
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