When salads grow in bags

When I lived in Pittsburgh I had a 10 minute drive to work.  That meant on a good day I spent 20 minutes in the car. And on top of that the grocery store AND gym were only 2 minutes from work, and a quick stop on the way home only cost me an extra 20 minutes. I didn’t realize just how incredible that was until now.

Fast forward to today, and I’m driving 30 to 40 minutes each way and the grocery store is another 10 to 15 minutes from my house.

I normally do my shopping on Mondays because the weekends are busy, and when you factor in that every time I go food shopping lately there happens to be a downpour…


…well, you get the picture.

downpour buffalo
Literally.

For the first month after we moved to Buffalo I could not figure out how my days were disappearing so quickly and I really struggled to manage my time.

That’s when I decided that something had to change… and that something was dinner.  Luck for me, one of the closest stores is Wegman’s, and they do not disappoint!  They offer so many different options that are both healthy and quick!

This week on grocery night, I picked up a delicious sushi appetizer for us to split:

wegman's sushi

Spicy tuna with a side of merlot, yummy.  While we snacked on the sushi and caught up about our days, I got to work cooking some chicken and sautéing some mushrooms for our salads.

roasted chicken sauteed mushroom

I have seen a variety of these ‘salad in a bag’ ideas before, but I never really explored their full potential until now.  Let me tell you, they are a game changer.  I am always discouraged by salads because it feels like it takes decades to chop up lettuce, dry it off, chop up the veggies, cook the meat, etc.   But this is so easy!  It comes with a little pre-portioned packet of toppings and dressing.  It works great as a side salad, or the main course.

ginger almond salad in a bag

All you have to do is toss it on 2 plates, top with protein and any extra toppings you prefer, and voila!

ginger chicken salad

Dinner is served!  (And most of all… prep and clean-up is easy!)

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