04 February 2013

big huge salad

Lunch is a confusing meal for me. I never quite know what to grab, and on busy work days I am often in a hurry, and need options I can use in a hurry.

Some weeks, I prep a big salad on the weekend, and enjoy it all week long.  It's a healthful and delicious way to do lunch.

Here's what goes on my Big Huge Salad:
  • Assorted lettuce
  • Assorted sweet peppers (this time I used mini peppers - so stinkin' cute and yum)
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Chickpeas (for protein)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • A touch of shredded Cheddar
  • Shredded chicken (I bought a rotisserie chicken to shorten prep time)
  • Dressing of your choice 
All the veggies go for a big long spin in my OXO salad spinner (which I got for Christmas a couple years ago and LOVE). When I say big long spin, I mean LONG. Make sure you get all the water off the veggies. It makes them last. I think I also spun the chickpeas (which probably wasn't necessary, but admit it - the salad spinner is like the Gravitron for veggies).

What are your favorite lunch ideas?