I’ll be honest…the end of the school year was crazy in my home. It seemed like we were constantly on the go and the activities were never ending. I’d find myself at the baseball field and the boys’ school more often that at home in the evenings and I’ll admit that as a result my clean eating goals totally suffered. One bad choice turned into three bad choices and it just went downhill from there. Now that summer is here, I’m taking the time to re-think the way that I eat and coming up with simple summer salad ideas that can be whipped up in minutes while getting me back on track to my clean eating goals. And the best part is, it’s been deliciously easy to reboot my meal planning and rediscover my love of healthy meals that fuel my body in the right way!
For me, eating clean is the way I want to live my life. However, I often find that I’m derailed from my goals by lack of time and convenience. With my busy mom life, I need meal options that are quick and easy. But more importantly, I need options that taste delicious and are completely satisfying. For years now, I’ve considered myself the salad queen because for my busy lifestyle, nothing is better than a delicious salad that’s topped with an equally delicious protein. However, coming up with flavorful salad combinations while still being aware of what I’m putting in each and every bite can prove to be challenging. So recently, I’ve taken the think work out of creating simple summer salads that fit in with my busy lifestyle and instead made meal time simply delicious with a variety of Eat Smart Salad Kits and Salad Shake Ups that are perfect for keeping my healthy eating goals on track!
Why I Keep My Fridge Stocked with Eat Smart Products
It’s just a fact of my very busy life that planning out meals in advance is essential. For me, having easy but flavorful options on hand ensures that I make the right choices, even when I’m in a hurry. While I won’t say that I eat a salad every meal, more often than not lunch and dinner includes some type of salad for me since it’s a quick, convenient and delicious way to make sure I’m adding plenty of veggies to my diet. Since I love to be adventurous when it comes to salads and pairings, Eat Smart Salads are a perfect solution for me! In addition to being the first brand within its category to commit to clean ingredients and labeling, nearly 90% of Eat Smart products already contain clean labeling that tells me the exact ingredients I’m putting into my body! This includes all of their cut vegetable products, salad blends, Vegetable Salad Kits and Salad Shake Ups! Add to that great flavor combinations like Sweet Kale, Strawberry Harvest and Sunflower Kale and Eat Smart products are a salad lover’s dream! All I have to do is open the bag, pour my ingredients into a bowl and mix it all up to serve up a deliciously flavorful salad that I feel good about putting in front of my entire family!
Plus, since I know exactly what’s in my salads, I can truly enjoy the amazing flavors without any of the guilt! Whether it’s serving up a Strawberry Harvest Salad Kit with grilled chicken for dinner or enjoying a perfectly personal sized Avocado Ranch Salad Shake Up for lunch, having Eat Smart products on hand helps ensure that I’m making the best decisions possible about what goes into my body, even when I’m short on time!
How I Mix Up Meals
While the clean labeling and knowing exactly what’s in my salads are a HUGE factor in my decision to eat better with Eat Smart, equally important to me is the taste and variety. I get bored easily. I like to keep things fresh while still staying on track to my healthy eating goals. Eat Smart allows me to do exactly that! I’m an avid user of the Salad Kits that are chef-inspired and offer sophisticated blends of six or more superfoods! With bold flavors and the convenience of everything I need to make a delicious salad in one bag, the Salad Kits are a regular on my dinner table! Even better, I can top a perfectly flavorful prepared Eat Smart Salad Kit with chicken or fish to turn it into a meal that my hubby and I both adore!
By mixing up the Sweet Kale, Strawberry Harvest and Sunflower Kale Salad Kits with a variety of proteins like chicken, tuna, crab, steak or even shrimp, I can ensure that meals never get boring and the taste combinations of Eat Smart Salad Kits never get old!
Even better, when I’m just cooking for one during the day, I can always rely on the new Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups to keep lunch time fresh and delicious! With a unique lockable lid that makes these Salad Shake Ups perfect for enjoying at home or on the go, lunch time for me has never been more satisfying!
Add to that the fact that Salad Shake Ups have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and are packed with nutrients while coming in flavors like Avocado Ranch (my fav!), Tropical Lime and Strawberry Acia and they are literally the perfect summer lunch for busy mamas like me!
Whether I enjoy them as they are or add in a protein to make a heartier meal, I’ve discovered that when I have Eat Smart products on hand I actually look forward to fueling my day with simple summer salads that satisfy my appetite and leave me feeling great about the smart choices that I’ve made.
Why Simple Summer Salads are Getting Even Better
While I’m already head-over-heels in love with Eat Smart products and include them in my daily goals of eating clean and healthy, in the coming year it’s going to get even easier to to ensure that Eat Smart products have a place in my clean eating routine! You see, while nearly 90% of Eat Smart products already contain a clean label (this includes all cut vegetable products, salad blends, Vegetable Salad Kits and Salad Shake Ups), the brand plans to continue meeting the needs of clean eating mamas like me with plans for all of their products to contain a “100% Clean Label” by the end of 2018! In addition to being delicious, all of their products will be free from high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives and hydrogenated fats as well as artificial colors and sweeteners! That means no more hard to decipher products on labels and instead the ability to dish up salads and vegetables from Eat Smart that everyone can feel good about putting in their bodies and serving to their families!
For me, Eat Smart products are making it simple for me to eat clean while still enjoying delicious meals! I’m looking forward to seeing how the changes in 2018 will help me continue on my clean eating and healthy living journey with options for lunches and dinner that I can feel even better about! Now it’s your turn! If you’ve thought clean eating had to be boring, it’s time to think again! Start by picking up a variety of delicious Eat Smart products today! From the perfect side salad for dinner to a lunch that’s worth getting excited about, the variety of Eat Smart products ensure that health conscious mamas like me can make smart choices with delicious results!
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Then tell me, which of the Eat Smart Salad Kits and Salad Shake Ups are you most excited to add to your healthy eating routine?