So I’ve never been a big salad eater. I always find myself foraging through lettuce to look for the “good stuff” enter the chopped salad. (Spoiler it’s all good stuff!)
I knew heading back to work and trying to resist all the tasty breakroom treats would be a challenge, so I wanted to pack really good lunches. I’m also breastfeeding so I want to pack as many nutrients into each meal as possible. But, I have an 8 week old baby so I do not have a lot of food prep time.
Chopped salad has been a real winner.
Today during Jackson’s nap (30 min) I was able to clean my kitchen and chop enough veg for 8 lunch size tubs of this salad.
(Plus enough veggies for tacos that will be dinner tonight!👇)
Boom grab and go veg for lunch.
I usually dress them with olive oil and vinegar the morning I take them to work, sometimes I add hard boiled eggs or deli meat depending on how much protien I’m wanting.
Today’s mix included:
1/2 a large zucchini
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch of green onions
1 box cherry tomatoes
1 handful of cilantro
Salt and pepper
Dice it all small and toss it. The key to making it last all week is by limiting the amount if water heavy veg and not adding dressing until the day of. Red onion is great in this too but can get a little intense after a few days.