Boring iceberg lettuce salads are a thing of the past.
Vibrant and flavorful salads are IN!
Plant-powered salads are an essential part of any healthy lifestyle and before you roll your eyes, just know they don’t have to be bland or lifeless or time-consuming. With all the superfoods available, it’s so easy to jazz them up for extra flavor, crunch and plant protein. Honestly, I used to shy away from salad kits as the skeptical part of me says “just do it yourself” but The Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits surprised me right off the bat. They do all the work for you, making it so convenient you will wonder what you ever did without them. The lazy person’s salad dream, basically.
With all the packing I’ve been doing for my big move this week (eek! I’m moving to the city!), the last thing I want to do is prepare a salad so they’e been saving me. Seriously. For all my busy-gir-on-the-go readers, you will love these. I’ve always been a fan a crunchy, colorful rainbow salad, especially since going plant based. My lunches usually consist of one big salad so switching up the veggies and flavors is key to not getting bored. Hearty, chef-inspired and packing in 6-7 superfoods per kit with 11g of plant protein, everything is included, even the dressing. All you need to do is toss and grab a fork.
Of course I whipped up my own vegan poppyseed dressing dressing because I’m weird like that (and most of their dressings are not vegan) but I’m sure the dressing it comes with is delicious because the salads are bomb. Each kit includes lots of leafy lettuce and packets of dried seeds or fruits, depending on which flavor you choose.
My favorite part about the Sweet Kale Salad is all the sweet veggie goodness – all chopped up – all ready to go! With kale, broccoli, green cabbage, shaved brussels sprouts, chicory, dried cranberries and a power seed blend (yes!!) of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds, you really are set to go. It’s something I would totally make at home and probably will.
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 2 teaspoons coconut flour (or any flour; to thicken)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- pepper, to taste
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
- Pour over salad and toss.
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