Prepping for a Week of Salads

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Nothing says summer like a crisp, delicious salad.  I crave salads all summer – greek
salads, cobb salads, taco salads – you name it, I want it!  I can’t get enough.

Here are my steps for creating a week of delicious salads.  Follow this guide to save both time and money that can be used for summer fun!

Sundays are for prepping.  I like to prep on Sunday so I’m ready for the week.  Start by making a list of everything you might want on your salads for the week.  It might help to dig around Pinterest for different recipes, or brainstorm what toppings are on some of your favorite salads.

Shop at 2 different stores.  I like to buy all of my produce at a local fruit and vegetable market; the selection tends to be much less expensive and  it’s usually a lot fresher than the grocery store.  I make two different shopping lists: one for each store.  Here’s what was on my lists this week:

Grocery Store:

  • olives
  • chick peas
  • dressing
  • croutons
  • tortilla strips
  • feta cheese
  • blue cheese
  • crumbled cheddar cheese
  • eggs
  • rotisserie chicken
  • hummus + pita and croissants (to serve with the salads)

Fruit + Vegetable Market:

  • iceberg lettuce
  • romaine lettuce
  • kale
  • limes
  • cilantro
  • corn
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • watermelon
  • cucumbers
  • radishes
  • red onion
  • cherry tomatoes

Prep.  Once you get all your goodies home, it’s prep time.  This can be very time consuming – just remind yourself of how much time you’ll save during the busy workweek.  Make sure to thoroughly wash all of the produce before cutting it.  Then cut everything the way you’d want it served on a salad.

A few tips to make prepping easier:

  • Use rotisserie chicken – it’s already cooked and seasoned, all you have to do is cut it
  • Cut kale into bite size pieces, sprinkle with sea salt, and massage it – this will change the way you think about kale because it makes it so much easier to eat
  • Use big plastic food storage containers that fit easily in your fridge – I love these large rectangle disposable containers prepping for a week of salads | meal prep | alsoknownasmama.com

Enjoy.  You now have your own in-home salad bar.  One of the best things is that everyone in the family can make their own so you don’t need to worry about pleasing everyone with one dinner option.  I love pulling everything out whenever I make a salad so I have a full variety of topping options.  It’s great to have this large selection on-hand just in case guests come over.  You’re sure to wow them with this spread!

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13 thoughts on “Prepping for a Week of Salads

  1. That is a great idea to wash a set everything in bins! I am always hesitant to make my salads for work ahead of time since I dont want the ingredients mixing together.. but this is genius!

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