It’s summer and we’re all about fresh, light, healthy and cool dishes. Who wants to be stuck in a hot kitchen with these temperatures? Make your salads sensational with our top 5 tips.

 

 

1. Prep the Greens

Keep pre-portioned glass containers like these with pre-washed greens.  We love to have a variety that includes kale, spinach and baby chard to tick lots of nutritional boxes.

Remember to wash your salad mix! Using a spinner makes it easy to keep the salad from wilting in the fridge.  Grab one here.


2. Bonus Veggies

Add some veggies to the veggies! Pre-cut cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers and radishes are perfect for that extra crunch. We also love adding in leftover veggies from dinner the night before. Don’t be afraid to mix it up.


3. Protein

Keep a few options on-hand and ready to throw on top.  We love shredded chicken, salmon, ground beef, hard-boiled egg, tuna or chicken-apple sausage.


4. Healthy Fats

For a complete meal, you should balance the protein with a little fat.  We like to add diced avocado, feta cheese, seeds and use avocado oil as a dressing. Keep your dressing in a container that’s easy to pour like this one here.


5. Toppings

Keep a variety of go-to toppings so that you can switch up your salad every day of the week.  Our picks include parmesan crisps, dried or fresh fruit, artichoke hearts, pita chips and kidney beans to name a few.