Clever Prep Ahead System For Eating Salad Every Day

If you need more green in your diet, here’s an easy system to get you eating a salad every day.  It’s a great way to use up leftovers, too!

We all know that more vegetables are good for us.  And salads are a great way to get a boost of several food groups, all in one.  But salads can be a pain to make.  Gathering and chopping, every time you want one.

How about this great idea?  What if you make the base of your salad, the veggies, ahead of time?  Barefeet in the Kitchen shows us her system for salad assembly that does just that.



This system lets you use whatever meats and toppings you like, and suggests making extra meats at dinnertime so you have protein for your salads the next day.  This blogger is partial to Fritos as a topping (and we are not hating on that idea), but you can decide whatever it is that you love and this puts you in the driver’s seat with portion control.

We think this is worth a try and will definitely save us time, money and calories!



For this salad every day system, start with the basic salad ingredients and vary proteins by using dinner leftovers and flavor-packed toppings.


VEGETABLE OPTIONS: any combination of the below ingredients will keep nicely for several days in the refrigerator

  • chopped greens: typically a mix of romaine spring mix, spinach, arugula, or butter lettuce (rarely all of them, just whichever ones I have on hand at the time)
  • tomatoes: sliced or chopped
  • cucumber: sliced or chopped I often remove the seeds, but it isn’t required
  • corn: canned, frozen, or fresh
  • bell peppers: sliced thin or chopped small
  • red onions: sliced thin
  • green onions: sliced thin
Visit Barefeet in the Kitchen for her recommendations on meat and other toppings and how she puts it all together.


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