Hello Spring! With the official season change & warmer weather upon us, my hubs Chris & I decided we wanted a Spring shake-up to our weekly meals. So we decided to create SALAD WEEK at our house. It went so well, you’ve just gotta try it…
simple salad toppers for a week of easy meals
WHAT IS SALAD WEEK?
Salad Week = enjoy a salad for dinner each night of the week (Monday thru Friday). The key is these salads are NOT wimpy, diety, boring, or blah. They are totally balanced + crave-worthy.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY SALAD WEEK
Salad Week has a bunch of benefits. Here are a few…
✨ Eat more veggies.
Although Chris and I always try to prioritize veggies at meals, by saying we are doing “Salad Week” we were even more focused on getting a variety of veggies each night.
✨ Keep meal planning simple & easy.
No need to think about what to make for dinner. Just add simple salad toppers to a bowl of colorful veggies for a week of easy meals.
✨ Have fun.
Salad Week is an opportunity to shake up your usual food routine.
✨ Celebrate Spring.
Although salads are a year-round thing, nothing says Spring & Summer are coming more than fresh, crisp salads.
✨ Love your body.
Salad Week has positive intentions behind it. To nourish & love our body. Not to restrict or deprive it.
HERE’S HOW TO DO SALAD WEEK
1. Grab a bowl & make the veggie base.
The goal here is LOTS OF COLOR. The base we love: Shredded kale, chopped romaine, purple cabbage, red onion, tomatoes + whatever else YOU have in the fridge such as cucumbers, radish, carrots, baby bell peppers, etc.
2. Add protein + carby toppers.
Top your colorful bowl of produce with one of these simple salad topper combos. PRO-TIP: I like these toppers warm, my hubby likes them cold.
🥩 steak + roasted potatoes
🐓 shredded chicken + quinoa
🪅 black beans beans + crushed tortilla chips
🐟 salmon + sprouted croutons (sprouted bread toasted & cut into cubes)
🌾 garbanzo beans + brown rice
3. Drizzle on dressing + add an extra.
DRESSING: Make your own dressing or buy one…
– Simple DIY dressing: Mix 1 part red wine vinegar + 1 part olive oil + salt, pepper, fresh minced garlic.
– Buy salad dressing: We use bottled salad dressing ALL the time & there ain’t no shame in that game! Just be sure to pick a good one. Look at the ingredients for 1) healthy oils like olive, avocado, or high oleic sunflower oil + 2) recognizable ingredients + 3) no added sweeteners.
EXTRAS: Add an extra topper for even more salad satisfaction…
Such as hard boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, avocado, parmesan or feta, or chopped nuts.
⏱ SALAD WEEK TIME SAVERS
Buy salmon, shredded chicken, and roasted potatoes already made from the deli. And get frozen brown rice & quinoa to just heat & eat.
PS: If you try SALAD WEEK, DM me pictures of your salad creations, I’d love to see them 💕 💕
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