Meal prepping is one of the best ways to stay on track all week long when it comes to nutrition. It simply requires a little planning and a little time, but trust me this is time well spent! Ultimately this will save you time, energy, and money throughout the week when you don’t even have to think about what’s for dinner because it is already made!
Meal Prepping Salad Made Simple
Start With a Base – Leafy Greens
Pick out your favorite leafy greens, the base of your salad, and prep them. This means washing and chopping them. Let your greens dry and then place them in an air tight container in the fridge.
Toppers – Protein
Select a few different options of a protein to top your salad with. My favorites are grilled chicken, shrimp, and salmon. I like to grill these off with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings that I happen to have. Other options would include cottage cheese (no prep needed), beans, tofu, bacon, etc. Get creative, but be sure to try and do at least three different protein options.
Toppers – Cheese
I am a huge cheese fan, so I will definitely have at least three different cheese options to top my salad with. Some fun options feta, goat cheese, sharp cheddar, parmesan, and so many more! Don’t do dairy? Go for a dairy free cheese or just choose to skip it!
Toppers – Vegetables
Grab some of your favorite veggies to top your salad with. Some options include matchstick carrots, peas, sprouts, cucumbers, and much more! Try to pick at least three.
Toppers – Dressing
The options are truly endless here, pick at least three dressing options for your salad.
One Meal Prep and Countless Salad Options
By selecting at least three unique options for each of the above categories you can eat salad all week long that is never the same – remember variety is the spice of life! Grab your base of leafy greens and then get creative with how you build your salad.