Finding delicious meal prep-friendly salads can be difficult.
“Are they going to stay fresh?”
“Will they get soggy?”
“Will this actually fill me up?”
“Is it going to taste good after a few days?”
These are all questions you may have as you’re scouring the internet for the perfect salad recipe. Well, look no further because we have rounded up twenty meal prep-friendly salads that you’ll actually enjoy eating. Before we get into the tasty recipes, there are a few major questions we have to answer:
Is it possible to meal prep salads?
We get this question a lot. And the answer is yes! Salads can easily be meal prepped and enjoyed throughout the week. Depending on what kind of salad you’re making, there are a few different techniques to use. Our favorite method is always the most simple and cost-effective, and that is just separating different types of ingredients (more on this below!)
However, you can also use the popular mason jar method of packing your salad. Or splurge on a specific container to ensure that they are kept fresh. This could be a good investment if you take your salad into the office daily. But it is completely up to you!
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How do you keep salad fresh when meal prepping?
As mentioned above, the best way to keep your salads fresh is to separate the ingredients. No one likes soggy salads, so make sure you only put dry ingredients that won’t release any moisture with your leafy greens.
In addition, if there are elements to your salad that you need to reheat such as protein or grains, make sure to keep those separate as well. This way you can easily pop it into the microwave and add it on top.
You should only dress your salad right before eating! This ensures that your greens will stay super fresh until you’re ready. An exception to this is if you’re working with kale. Kale is tough and will not get soggy if you dress it a few days before.
Leafy green salads typically last about four days in the fridge and will be totally safe to eat.
Now, let’s get into all these delicious salad recipes!
6. Taco Salad
We hope this list of meal prep salads inspires you to cook at home this week! Check out all our other recipe roundups here!
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