Introduction: The Healthy Salad System
Hello there ! I would like to share with you my healthy salad system. I cook for my family but I am the only one who wants to change my eating habit to a greener one. This is what I thought up to save myself some time while preparing family meals.
Step 1: Prepare the Salad Base
I use a head of whatever salad greens is available at the grocery store. Go for different shades coz it will make your salad pretty.
Step 2: Wash Them Good !
I wash them 3 times, then give them a spin to get rid of the excess water. When chilled , they will be crunchy and the salad dressing won't get washed down.
Step 3: Cucumbers for Crunchiness, Tomatoes for Color Pop
Cherry tomatoes takes away the bane of slicing.
I then divide them up and got 2 big boxes of salad base.
Step 4: Eggs Are Good
Boiled eggs are a life saver when you don't know what to add in your salad. If anyone knows how to properly de-shell eggs, please share. I usually lose half my eggs de-shelling them.
I also boil red beans, job's tears and divide them up into ziploc bags. Then top them with frozen diced veggies ( corn/peas/carrots ) and freeze them. Each day I take a bag out of the freezer and leave it to defrost in the regular section of the fridge.
Step 5: Have a Salad Everyday
When meal time comes , I can customise my salad by adding a bit of whatever I cooked for my family. Could be some chicken, fish, or steaks to keep it from getting boring. I prepare a new batch of salad greens every 3-4 days and the frozen veggies/beans usually last me 2 weeks.