Prepackaged convenience foods usually don’t do it for me, health-wise or cost-wise, but one open-and-serve item that is worth it’s (manager’s special – reduced) price is Organic Baby Spring Mix salad.
The ingredients: “May contain some or all of the following — baby red romaine, baby tango, baby arugula, baby red leaf, baby green romaine, baby lolla rosa, baby mizuna, baby tatsoi, baby green chard, baby red chard, baby red mustard, baby red oak, baby green oak, frisee, radicchio, baby green leaf, swiss chard, baby spinach and beet tops. All organic.”
I don’t know about you, but my garden isn’t big enough and I’m certainly not skilled enough to grow that many different types of organic “greens.” (I don’t even know which is which in the box!) When they’re marked down, I grab a couple and we are set for salads for a week.
Dressing up my greens as taco salad, fried chicken salad, steak salad, or loaded tostadas helps me pass off health food as fun food.
Low cost. Lots of vitamins and nutrients. Wide variety of lettuces we would otherwise not eat. What’s not to love?!
Do you buy prepackaged salad or grab the greens to make your own? Have any great salad recipes for me to try?
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