|copyright Durhamonthecheap - a bed of Fresh Express greens topped with chickpeas, sweet peppers, and turkey!|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - a bed of greens from Fresh Express, topped with Asian dressing, orzo, ham, beans & radishes|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - all you need for a week of ever changing salads 0 Fresh Express and salad bar add-ons!|
Since I am really picky with dressings and usually prefer just plain oil and vinegar, I usually buy the bags with just greens in them, stop by the salad bar for some fiber-rich and protein filled add-ons such as orzo salad, bean salad, or corn salsa. Sometimes I also buy items such as sweet peppers, fresh mushrooms or radishes to add color and crunch to the salad. Then I always have shredded cheese or ham at home, sometimes a hard-boiled egg and in a few minutes I have made a wonderful salad that did not break the bank, but tastes like a salad from a regular restaurant - which would have usually cost me about $10.
I made use of a sale at my local grocery store and stocked on some more salad. I love the Fresh Express Sweet and Crunchy variety because it has green and red butter lettuce. This is perfect for a light salad. I simply added some shredded cheese, sliced pastrami and a light dressing of oil and vinegar. I paired this salad with some small toasted slices of bread covered in pate. Perfect for a light dinner on a (finally) warm spring day!
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - picked up a couple of more bags, in particular my favorite Sweet and Crunchy!|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap -another healthy dinner, sandwiches and Sweet & Crunchy with Pastrami!|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the salad was mixed with some Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (light version) - YUM!|
Disclaimer: I received free samples from Moms Meet in exchange for hosting a sampling event and an honest review of the product. The opinions expressed in the blogpost are solely my own and have not been influenced by Moms Meet or any third party.