I wish I had thought of this. I found it out there on the blogosphere, but now I can’t remember where/find it again. If it is you, please let me know, and I will absolutely credit your blog with the utter genius of this idea.
A 2-layered container, with inserts, filled with tasty veggies and other salad ingredients. It’s a craft supply container under the Snapware brand (I purchased this myself with my own personal funds, no freebies here!), was reasonably priced, is dishwasher safe (top rack only and you can see the water marks on the upper left hand corner), and is now sitting nicely in my fridge ready to fill up salads and wraps in a snap.
Not super-hungry for dinner? A quick salad will be more nutritious than toast and jam, or instant noodles (my personal ‘not very hungry’ go-to dinner vices). I’ve also made a very easy, tasty wrap, which is featured at the end of the post. Not sure what side dish to make for either dinner or a bento? Salad is waiting for you!
The only downside I can see is that for texture-sensitive persons, some foods may travel from one section to another and that can be bothersome. Also, if you have an individual with allergies, you’d obviously have to keep allergenic ingredients out of the salad bar. Other than that, salad bar on!
Here are some salad bar goodies in a wrap with some Tofurkey for my lunch tomorrow (snacks are greek yogurt in the morning, and a mandarin orange for the afternoon):
More watermarks. Maybe it’s time to up the rinse aid setting in the dishwasher. Yay very hard water!