I don't think it's even a question that we LOVE to eat. And although you might think that we're always super healthy since we were raised vegetarian, all of our friends know that our diet mainly consists of carbs & cheese.
Aka pizza, pasta, grilled cheese, french fries, green chile tamales, and did we say pizza?
While we still enjoy the foods listed above and would NEVER recommend cutting your favorite foods out of your diet, we do believe in moderation.
That being said, we set out to find the perfect salad that was healthy, totable to work, and "mmm this is good!" flavorful. Shockingly, one stop to Trader Joe's and about 20 minutes of preparation later, we found it.
Fiesta Kale Salad with a Kick!
Prep time: 20 minutes, if that
aka split these ingredients into 4 Gladware containers and then transfer to a bowl at work to feel fancy!
P.S. You can find ALL ingredients at Trader Joe's!
1 packet of Trader Joe's Organic Tuscan Kale (cut, washed & ready to use!)
1 can of organic black beans
1/2 diced red onion
1 pack of grape tomatoes
1/2 block of Trader Joe's Unexpected Cheddar Cheese (YUM!)
Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad Dressing
Wash jalapeño and grape tomatoes.
Rinse black beans.
Massage kale as you separate the bag into four containers.
Divide the can of black beans into the containers.
Add onions, halved grape tomatoes, and grated cheese.
Place all of the ingredients in a serving bowl.
Drizzle the cilantro salad dressing to taste.
Add half of a diced avocado - save the other half in the Gladware to avoid browning for tomorrow!
We hope you enjoy! I've had this meal for the past 2 weeks and feel more energized!
Also, Kelcy thought it might be a good idea to do a sweetgreen-like bowl and add brown rice to the mix! Let us know what you think if you decide to try it this way, even before we do.