Salads are a perennial favorite. No matter what time of year it is, the fresh flavor combinations created by a salad are amazing for the taste buds and good for the health of the body. If you’re looking for a way to add more salads to your daily life here are a few ideas to make getting your greens easy.
One of the easiest ways to ensure that you get our greens is to make the ingredients easy to access. By utilizing good storage containers, you can chop, dice, and mince just once a week and then dine on the fruits of your labor all week long. Simple bowls work great too, but these options allow you to cut once and still keep your ingredients fresh.
Party Tray Salad System
This Tupperware party tray has been organizing salad ingredients for decades. It’s perfect for fruit, nut, seed, and vegetable salad ingredients
On-the-Go Salad Bar
This handy salad holder lets you take your mini salad bar with you.
Repurposed Lunch Kit
This Rubbermaid lunch kit is perfect for holding salad bar ingredients. Buy several and fill with all of your favorite salad supplies.
The list of what you can put in a salad is almost endless, but there are some basics you should always have on hand to dress up your lettuce. These nuts, fruits, and veggies add flavor, color, and crunch to your dinner.
- Pea Pods/Peas
- Pickled beets
- Broccoli/Cauliflower florets
- Cooked Beans (Kidney, Black, and Garbanzo are favorites)
- Green Onions
- Minced onion
- Hard-boiled eggs, diced or sliced
- Mandarin orange segments
- Pineapple chunks
- Chow Mein noodles
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Fruit, diced
- Sunflower seeds
- Flax seeds
- Bean and Seed sprouts
- Cheese (grated or cut in chunks)
- Almost anything you can eat…you can put in a salad!