Sunday, April 22, 2018

Prepping your lunchsalades


If like me, you are a busy bee you might want to consider prepping your lunchsalades before the your work week starts. It ensures me that I eat healthy and nutricious foods. And in the morning I don't have to worry about what to eat which saves me time and stress so I can just get around to my morning routine.
I usually make sure that I have enough for 2 or even 3 days. Then in the middle of the week I prep my additional lunch salades in the evening for the next few days.
And because I like variety in my food I make different kinds of salades so that I have something to look forward to each and every day.

What you need before prepping your lunch salades:


Getting inspired

We have so many unloved cookbooks in our bookcase so I went ahead and took some time to select 5 salades for the week ahead that I would like to try. I made a list for these. I also take the supermarkets special offers into mind when I select my salades. Because it is nice not to overspend.
I wrote on this list:

  • Which salad
  • The book
  • The page
  • A list of ingredients 

Of course the internet is also a great source for inspiration.
And if you have a good idea of which ingredients combine well together you may even come up with your own creative ideas to try.


Basic ingredients

When you go shopping it's good to have a list of some basic ingredients that you will use in your salades. For your dressings I suggest to have the following in the cupboard:

  • A good quality olive oil (it really makes so much difference) 
  • White wine vinegar 
  • Red wine vinegar 
  • Balsamic vinegar  
  • Lemon juice 
  • Honey 
  • Ground black pepper  
  • Seasalt 
  • Italian style herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary) 
  • Garden style herbs (chives, parsley)
  • Low-fat greek or thick yoghurt.  
I also usually have a few things in my fridge and cupboard such as different types of salad leaves, cucumber, garlic, red onion, white onion, tomato, dried wholeweat pasta, rice and couscous
 
  Make a list and shop

Simply include your ingredients for the salades on a shopping list. This will ensure that you do not forget anything important. I've been there. That I was missing a key ingredient that would have made my salad much tastier. Trust me, I was bummed out.
So, don't you forget that list! 


Getting chopping and putting your salades together
 

I like to take all the veggies and chop them according to my wishes or the recipe's instructions before I put my salades together. A little mise en place makes it much more organized. If there is any wet veggies that will make the whole salad a watery mess I keep those seperate in a little box so I can add them last. Right before I eat it.

The same counts for the dressing. You don't want any soggy business to ruin your beautiful salad. I suggest you keep your dressing apart and drizzle it in when you are about to eat your salad.

Prepping your lunchsalades is a really rewarding thing to do.
If you don't already do this, I can really advice it.
A guaranteed healthy lunch and such a time-saver!

If you have any additional tips and tricks I may not have mentioned, I would love to hear them from you.

Love and blessings,

Rainbow

6 comments:

  1. I am always so bad at making lunch boxes for work! I always end up buying something, which is not very healthy nor cheap! so this is perfect for me!

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  2. I feel you. I used to do that a lot. This is a really big money saver.
    I will put up some of my fave recipes soon. ^^

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  3. This is such a helpful list of basic ingredients! 💖 I’m trying to eat better and have been including more salads recently. I usually just add a salad dressing which isn’t always the healthiest option. I need to fill my cupboards with these essentials to add some nice healthy flavours, thanks for the inspiration! 😘 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Hey bexa,
      Thank you so much for stopping by once again <3
      Dressings are so simple to make. And really nice as well.
      I think I will do a post about those soon to share my ideas of a nice dressing for salads. It gives me a lot of pleasure to be getting my veggies in like this. Just love it!

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  4. We all have these days, but no matter what - as someone said: Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. Today I was not particularly happy, but then I saw your victory log and started doing mine - and realize so many wonderful thing actually happened today!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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    1. Ha yes! So true. I thought it was 99 to 1 % lol!
      Oh well. I am so happy that the victory log inspired you. It's all about where you put your focus that will have a great influence on how you feel about things too ^^

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