My New Invention: Salad Grab Bags!


If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to do when getting ready for work, is fix a lunch.  Mornings are hectic and I often run out the door without one.

One way to solve this problem is to prepare lunches for the week on Sunday evening.  I like to pack up some leftover bowls and salad grab bags for the week.

“What’s a salad grab bag”, you ask?  Well, that’s something I invented!  And here’s the “recipe”.

Salad Grab Bags recipe

(You won’t need the entire package of any of the paper/plastic products)

  • Box of quart size zip-lock freezer bags
  • Box of snack size zip-lock bags
  • Box of gallon size zip-lock bags
  • Roll of paper towels or package of paper napkins
  • Box of plastic forks (and knives if desired)
  • Salad dressing of your choice
  • Assorted salad ingredients – I used:
    • Iceberg lettuce
    • Salad shrimp
    • Black olives
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Radish slivers
    • Sliced cucumbers
    • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Decide how many grab bags you want to make (I will use 3 for this example).
  2. For each salad ingredient (except lettuce):  fill 3 snack bags and seal tightly
  3. Pour 1-2 Tbsp salad dressing into each of 3 snack bags and seal tightly
  4. Place each snack bag with dressing into a quart bag and seal tightly – this will ensure no leaks
  5. Fill 3 quart bags with desired amount of lettuce or other leafy greens
  6. Wrap a fork (and knife) into a paper towel or napkin and place it into a quart bag – do this 3 times
  7. Roll up the salad dressing bags and place each one into the quart bags with the wrapped fork (and knife)
  8. Place one bag of each ingredient into a gallon bag, heaviest on bottom, and seal tightly

You now have 3 salad grab bags.  Just grab a bag on the way to school or work.  All you will need when you eat them is a plate or bowl.


What awesome ideas do you have for grab bags?  Leave a comment below!

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