Last week Killington got covered in a lot of snow – 2 feet! The storm came mid week – and since Joe isn’t working on any shows at the moment I told him he should head up and ski the storm. I sadly had to stay at work. Womp womp.
Now I miss him lots whenever he’s away – but I always use it as a chance to eat healthier and make meals exactly the way I like them. Winning! So after Joe drove back up to Vermont (at 6 am like a crazy person) I was super excited that Eat Smart sent me over some of their salad and stir fry kits. I knew I was going to have a crazy pre-holiday week at work, I wanted to eat well and all I wanted to do at the end of the day was flop on the couch with my tv shows and a yummy dinner.
Not to mention that busy week at work also meant I didn’t have time to go run and get food (forget a lunch break) and if I’m going to have a working lunch, it better be delicious. (It was!) Now I’m big fan of anything fast and delicious, but if you make it healthy too? I’m sold.
One of my favorite kits was this vegetable salad. If you are in a rush (or low on ingredients) these kits are ready to go. But, if you are a food fiend like me, you can also get creative. I added sesame seeds and some sprinkled ginger for some added oomph.
The other thing I liked? It’s really budget friendly. With the holidays just about here I am trying to be a little more careful with money (those presents don’t grow on trees, ya know?) So that means no buying lunch during the week – and these pre-packaged salads are the perfect way to eat healthy and save money. Many of the kits are made with delicious and sophisticated combinations of ingredients like kale, green cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chicory, and or quinoa and toppings like roasted pumpkin seeds, almonds or dried cranberries. The salad I had at work had Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pumpkin seeds, and – get this – a poppy seed dressing. I was in heaven. But, my favorite of all the meals was this Shanghai Blend stir fry. Whoa.
I took this stir fry and added some tofu, Chinese noodles and pineapple. SO yummy. Why don’t I have a picture of it? I scarfed it all down! Now if you want to try some of these salads too, which I highly recommend, you can try Eat Smart’s Salad locator! I’m pretty glad that there are a whole bunch of spots right near me that sell them!
The next few days are SO busy for me (and probably you too!), but I’m working on some cupcake and Christmas breakfast recipes that I hope I will be sharing super soon! Plus, holidays, my birthday (!!!) and lots of skiing – you know I will be (over) sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! So if you recipe sneak previews, food pics and Oreo silliness so don’t forget to follow me!
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