Lunch Salad Spreadsheet Project
July 14, 2014 10:21 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to eat/pack easy, healthy lunches, but I've accepted that I will never be a green salad for lunch every day person. What I do like are "salads" that are variations of: grain + protein + fruit or veg + nuts or cheese + other.
My dream is to create a spreadsheet where I could take an easily-prepared item from each column to construct such a salad, and make a big batch on Sundays that would last me the week. I'd rather just throw ingredients together than follow an exact recipe.
posted by nakedmolerats to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 126 users marked this as a favorite
This means ingredients that will stay fresh all week, ideally even if they're all prepped and combined on Sunday. I'm open to adding things like broccoli that need to be cut fresh though.
So today, I'm eating what I concocted yesterday: wild rice + chicken + apple + dried cherry + peanuts + feta. Easy to cook a pot of rice and some chicken and dump everything together. Maybe not the healthiest, but a lot better than what I'd eat otherwise.
Please share your own tasty combos, if you also eat salads like these, or just suggest ingredients for each category!