Eating healthy is always something that we feel we should do, but it is easier said then done. Talking the talk is not the same as digging into a colorful salad every day of the week. Most unhealthy eating habits or poor dietary choices stem from not being prepared when it comes time to eat.
Some people don’t like to step outside of their comfort zones when it comes to eating healthily. If you don’t know what to buy to make healthy dishes, the grocery store can be daunting. Here’s a tip: always head to the produce section for fresh fruits and vegetables. The middle aisles are generally filled with carbs and processed foods, which only weigh you down, literally.
What do you buy in the produce section? Get a lot of colorful produce so that you can eat the rainbow. Eating a variety of produce gives you the essential vitamins & minerals your body needs to function optimally. We are talking about tomatoes, bell peppers, red cabbage, Romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, butternut squash, purple potatoes, carrots, radishes, avocados, eggplants, pineapples, watermelon, chili peppers, mangos, blueberries, and anything else that grabs your attention.
Meal prepping salads is probably one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen. All you have to do is cut up the vegetables and store them in containers. You’ll have your lunch or dinner ready to go when you are hungry. You can also make a jar of dressing so that you are really set for the week.
For salad prepping, investing in a salad spinner is definitely recommended. It’ll make washing your leafy vegetables very easy. You can add whatever you want to your salads, but great ingredients include carrots, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, celery, cucumbers, and bell peppers. If you are feeling a little spicy, add some black beans and corn for a southwestern twist.
For a week’s worth of salads, you’ll need:
- 2-3 heads of lettuce
- 1 bunch spinach
- 5 carrots
- 1 carton cherry tomatoes
- 2-3 bell peppers
- 2 cucumber
- 1 avocado
- 2 radishes
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 head red cabbage
After washing the ingredients, cut them up how you want to and then combine them in containers for your salads. If you prep these salads, take a picture and tag us on social media or post in the comments section below.