What’s up everybody! I hope your weekend has been treating you properly. I’ve been specializing in consuming somewhat higher recently, so I made a decision to do a salad primarily based meal prep this week. I revisited one in all my favourite salads from years in the past to construct this Apple Dijon Kale Salad Meal Prep. It’s an excellent scrumptious salad and fairly filling, because of kale’s sturdy leaves. My unique thought was so as to add grilled hen breast to the meal, which might little doubt be superior, however opted for cheddar cubes as a substitute due to their low price, ease of preparation, and my try to cut back my meat consumption.
I additionally paired the salad with my favourite Focaccia Rolls. They’re simply really easy, yummy, and so they go together with nearly every little thing! I made a half batch of the unique recipe after which divided the dough into eight items (as a substitute of six) for barely smaller rolls that would slot in my container. Of course, you could possibly all the time wrap the rolls individually in a sandwich bag.
Apple Dijon Kale Salad Meal Prep
This Meal Prep Includes:
Apple Dijon Kale Salad: $5.40
eight oz. Cheddar Cheese: $1.79*
1/2 recipe Focaccia Rolls: $zero.60
Total Cost: $7.79
Cost per meal: $1.90
Cost of leftovers (Four small rolls): $zero.20
*Aldi critically has the very best worth on cheese!
You have a pair choices for packing the dressing for this salad. Since kale is tremendous sturdy and doesn’t wilt rapidly, I believe this salad could be completely superb within the fridge for a number of days if pre-dressed. In reality, many individuals choose kale that has been softened by the oil and vinegar of salad dressing, so it will probably positively be a plus. If you need your kale to remain crunchy, merely pack the dressing on the facet and add it simply earlier than you eat. I obtained these cute little mini salad dressing containers at Target sooner or later, however there are a number of choices out there on Amazon as properly.
- The salad recipe makes 4 BIG parts. If you attempt to use the containers which might be in my images (discovered right here) you’ll really want to pack the salad in tight to the primary compartment. Alternatively, you should utilize a one compartment dish and simply add the cheese on prime. The cheese is a superb addition to the salad.
- As I discussed above, you possibly can both depart this salad undressed within the containers and pack the dressing individually, or pre-dress the salad to assist soften the kale a bit. The kale holds up actually properly to dressing, so it is going to be superb for Three-Four days.
- If browning apples trouble you, you possibly can toss the apple slices in a 1/2 tsp lemon juice earlier than including them to the salad. This will sluggish, however not utterly cease, the browning.