Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I have to share with you my new discovery: prepared salads from Trader Joe's!!! Possibly, I'm the last to discover these. Admittedly, I've probably seen them all along, out of the corner of my eye, but I never thought of them in relation to my own situation. I don't know why. But a couple weeks ago, I was browsing through a new-to-me blog, and I saw this fun post wherein she mentions eating these salads throughout her pregnancy. Well, something clicked in me--why not try these salads in my own lunch situation?
I work full time, and I always eat lunch in my car. I have a little routine which is very comforting to me. I drive through the McDonald's close to my school and get my daily Diet Coke and then swing into the parking lot of the adjacent Starbucks and find a little patch of shade and have my lunch and relax and check blogs on my phone. I love my little routine and it gives me a chance to re-charge. I even take my shoes off.
Salads I've tried so far (I've been making a little list because I love to gather info and write stuff down like this--domestic life sort of info):
:: broccoli slaw and kale salad with white meat chicken. My favorite so far! It's the one pictured above. 13 Weight Watchers points.
:: lemon chicken salad--10 points. My second favorite. Love this.
:: salad with BBQ chicken with dressing--14 points
:: harvest salad with grilled chicken--12 points
:: honey glazed miso salmon on salad greens--8 points
:: shrimp and surimi w/ louie dressing--6 points
I love all of these. As you can see, the points values vary, but I'm ok with that right now. I feel like I'm eating so many more greens and veggies than I ever would normally (I am)! Also, I've never considered myself much of a salad eater. At home, they're a lot of trouble to make and I'm still at a loss for finding a dressing I like. And in restaurants I'm much more likely to order a burger (I'm basically a child at heart). But these prepared salads are so easy for me to grab and they are super yummy and they run about $4 which I think is great.
What do you guys eat for lunch? Before I found the salads a couple weeks ago I was packing my lunch daily in my Planet Box and having a half sandwich, cut up fruits, some raw veg, and pickles.