Grocery Store Salad Bar Is My Secret Weapon For More Than Salads
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I've found that buying fresh vegetables from the grocery store salad bar saves time, money and waste, with the added benefit of boosting my daily fruit and vegetable intake. I fill a container with fresh cut and ready to go items and use these all week for omelets and other dishes.
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When I am on the road at lunch time and haven't thought to pack a lunch (Duh!) I don't look for golden arches, but a grocery store. Many groceries have a salad bar where I can make a spinach salad with tuna or grilled chicken. Fruit makes a great dessert. I am not tempted by soda or fries, and get several servings of fruits and veggies in my noon time meal, often for less money than a fast food meal.
If they don't have a salad bar there are many pre-packaged salads, and a deli to add some chicken breast or tuna from packages instead of cans.
I used to buy the bags of salad and would end up throwing away (actually feeding to the chickens) salad and spinach due to spoilage or wilting. I now fill a container at the grocery store salad bar with light weight spinach and spring mix and it costs less than the bags and I waste less.
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