Protein Packed Power Salad

  • Date September 22, 2014
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Ever since I started focusing on getting more protein into my body (my muscles now thank me and my run times are getting faster and faster) - I find that meal prep is essential and having all 5 of my lunches lined up in the fridge on Sunday night is the most satisfying feeling ever. I make all five base salads and then put the tuna/cottage cheese mixture into different containers. Bring to work and mix together and of course throw down some hot sauce you might have in your office drawer. Breakfast oatmeal better keep on your toes as the tuna lunch is starting to steal my heart. 

This protein packed salad is 50 grams of protein and around 325-350 calories.   

The key to keeping salads last for 5 days is to consider what order you put the vegetables into your tupperware. The wetter the vegetable, put on the bottom. I also don't use lettuce and if I did, I would add in that day or the night before. Thus far, I have had no issues with meal prep and spoiled salads. I always put my tomatoes on the bottom! 

Nothing better than a stocked fridge with 5 lunches all lined up....

Base salad includes:
  • Fennel
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Daikon
  • Carrots
  • Olives
  • Red Pepper
  • Fresh dill or cilantro
  • Cherry tomatoes
Then I mix together in a separate bowl, cottage cheese, canned light tuna, mustard, pepper, diced pickles and any other seasoning you want. I put into individual containers and bam. Lunches made for the week. I do around 1/2 cup cottage cheese and usually one can of tuna.

I throw the salad into one tupperware and the tuna/cottage cheese into another. Then I mix together in my GIANT salad bowl.

This can last me until around 3pm when I have my second lunch of the day. 

1 comment:

Emily said...

Love this idea!