Salads are kind of like going to the gym. It doesn’t sound great at first. It’s hard to get excited about it. But once you get started you’re so thankful you drug your butt to the gym, ya know? Am I just talking to myself again? Well, here’s the secret about salads: we tend to think they suck because a lot of salads really suck. Have you ever noticed how a salad in a restaurant can seem delightfully more interesting and flavorful than one you make at home? That’s because crafting a great salad is about so much more than just throwing lettuce and *whatever else you have in the fridge* into a bowl and covering it with Hidden Valley Ranch.
Right now you might have suddenly found yourself working at home and needing to find quick and easy meals to whip up for lunch. Salads have long been one of my favorite lunchtime meals because they don’t take up much of my time, aren’t a big mess in the kitchen, and are healthy! They are also an easy meal to take on the go if you put them in a jar and keep the dressing separate.
As we all prepare to shelter in our homes for the next few weeks (or months?) it’ll be helpful to have healthy, go-to dishes that you truly love and look forward to. I think these tips might help make you fall a little bit in love with salads. This post is inspired by this genius Twitter Thread from @YearofElan, which I’ve adapted to include a bit more detail and a few of my own tips. Enjoy!
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