Food and Drink
Meal Prep Kale + Cranberry Salad Kits
Take the pressure off eating healthy during the week and create homemade salad kits that dupe one of our favorite kits from the supermarket. Of course, grab a Bagnet to be your helping hand as you shop, load, and prep all your ingredients.
Yield: 5 servings
- 1 large package of spring greens or salad mix (Look for at least 284g)
- 1 small bag of kale (optional)
- 1 head of red cabbage, finely chopped
- Sugar-free or low-sugar dried cranberries (10g for each kit)
- Pepitas - roasted pumpkin seeds (16g for each kit)
- Protein of choice - options include prepackaged fish like tuna or salmon, leftover grilled chicken or steak, or any other protein you'd like. Look to add 4oz or 20-30g protein for each salad.
Divide up the ingredients to create 5 kits. See Tips & Tricks below for easy ways to do this.
Yield: 5 servings
- Avocado mayo
- Distilled vinegar
- Stevia sweetener (powdered or liquid)
- Kosher salt
- Poppy seeds
Mix all ingredients together using your tastebuds as a guide. Start with two large scoops of mayo, 2tbs of vinegar, one packet or two squirts of stevia sweetener, 1tsp kosher salt, and 1tbs poppy seeds. Adjust to taste or for volume. Add more vinegar if you want it a thinner consistency. This recipe holds up well in the fridge for about a week.
- 5 large glass containers or ziplock bags
- Paper towels
- Food Scale
- Cutting board and knife
- Dressing cruet
Tips and Tricks
Before you begin, add one paper towel to each of the containers - either the glass container or plastic bag. This will keep moisture buildup low and maintain freshness during storage.
When creating your salad kits, try to use all the ingredients so you won't have anything left over. The best way to do this is to take the overall weight and divide that by 5 (since we're making 5 kits).
Keep your mix-ins separate until you're ready to eat the kit. Things like nuts and fruits will loose their crunch if they are exposed to too much moisture. GoStax® portable containers are perfect for this, but you could also use small plastic bags or glass jars.
Use kitchen shears or scissors to cut the salad even more before mixing in the dressing. This is a great timesaver and makes for smaller pieces which are easier to chew.