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