After reading about the "home salad bar", I went right out and gathered the supplies I needed to replicate it in my own home. I picked up two cookie sheets from Target for $5 each. I then fit them with reuseable plastic containers--each sheet will hold six containers. Once I got home I labeled the containers and then started washing and cutting my food.
Here are a few pictures of how it fits in my fridge.
Not only is this great for making salads but my kids also love it because they can easily grab a healthy snack on their own without having to ask for my help. It's cut down on prep work for salads, stir fries, omelettes and other recipes. And anything that saves me a little time is worthwhile!
- pack picnic lunches that included fruit salad and cubed cheese
- make an egg scramble using onions, peppers, and ham (much better than cutting up onions at 7AM)
- make black bean tostados with onions and tomatoes
- grab quick snacks (my six year old can make a meal off of cherry tomatoes and my ten year old can do likewise with a cucumber)
- put together a stir fry in a matter of minutes
- and of course, to make a salad in two minutes or less
This has been worth every penny in time saved!