It's just so easy to get into a rut when it comes to salads and they I find myself getting bored with them often. Since I'm on a huge vegetable kick lately, I wanted to pack a lunch for me to enjoy at work that combined healthy ingredients, but also twisted things up a bit to keep it interesting. This little creation totally hit the spot. Using a spinach and arugula mix, I tossed in slivered almonds, fresh blueberries and feta (blueberries and feta go surprisingly well together, by the way). I like to package it all up in little baggies to keep all my ingredients fresh. (I know, I'm sorry environment. It's wasteful to use so many little baggies but I like my salads to stay fresh. How 'bout I remember to bring my reusable shopping bags with me to Trader Joe's and we call it even?)
Usually I like to make my own dressing but tonight I'm feeling sort of on the lazy side and can't seem to track down a portable container so it's a bottled balsamic for me to dress my greens up. It won't be the same as my homemade, but it will still work.
So what's in it:
- Greens (I used a spinach/arugula mix)
- Slivered almonds
- Balsamic dressing
Could it get any easier than that? What a nice little salad change up. Nothing too outlandish or complicated, but just enough to keep lunch time interesting.