Back in the day, I worked in the corporate world.
I know the frustrations and challenges that come with working
a 9 to 5 day, and eating healthfully so below I’ve
listed the 5 best on-the-go salad containers to bring with you to work at eat at your desk.
I used to struggle, especially, with breakfast and lunch. In the mornings, I would rush out
of my apartment and literally run to the subway in my high heels to get to work in time.
If I had a chance, I would buy a banana from the fruit vendor on the street
and pick up a container of yogurt to eat on the subway.
And in the afternoons, I would either eat a soggy salad (that I made myself) at my desk, or
I would run out to the nearby deli to pick up something quick to eat back at the office.
At the two corporate nutrition lectures I led last week —
I offered up some tips on how to prep healthy and delicious meals
in no time. These tips also work well for those of you who work from home.
What I’ve found is that with the right tools in place, you’re
set up for success. When it comes to eating healthfully, the right tupperware
will save you tons of time in the morning, and help you feel better.
You’ll no longer have to eat soggy salads, or wait on the 15-minute line at the nearby salad place!
Here are 5 of my favorite salad containers to bring on-the-go and to eat at work (in no specific order).
1. Sistema Klip It
The best part of this container is that it not only keeps your salad dressing separate, it also keeps the lettuce apart from the toppings too. It also contains a fork, is leak proof and made from BPA-free plastic. It’s on the smaller side, so it’s best to use as a side salad.
2. Salad Blaster Bowl
Not as fancy schmancy as the other salad containers, but it does the trick at preventing a soggy salad! And it’s larger than some of the others – holds 26 ounces of salad and 2 ounces of dressing. Just add your favorite salad dressing to the cap and press when ready to blast your salad with dressing. Please note – 1Tbsp of oil is considered one serving size so no need to fill up the dressing spout all of the way.
3. Frigidaire Lunch Box System with Cool Pack
I’ve never personally used this one, but my clients love it. Perfect for an entire lunch — it can fit a salad, plus a sandwich and a snack (trail mix, nut bar, fruit). The major downside is that there isn’t a separate container for the dressing, but it does contain an ice-pack, so it will keep your food chilled and fresh until lunch.
4. Lifefactory Glass Food Storage
A bit heavier and more expensive than the other bowls, but durable for travel and a great alternative if you’re anti-plastic. There isn’t a separate container for the dressing, but the silicone sleeve features a button closure that secures the container to the lid to prevent it from leaking. I love the water bottle version – great if you need to drink more water!
5. Frego Glass and Silicone Sustainable Food Storage Container
Good for transport and super easy to wash on the go. Another great alternative to plastic. There isn’t a separate container for dressing, but my clients find that it’s convenient and durable.
Hope these five containers have inspired you to make your own salads and bring them to work!
Here is one of my favorite, super simple and delish salad dressings: Simple Mustard Vinaigrette. For more salad ideas, check out my Simple Green Protein Salad. Don’t forget to add some protein so it’s filling and energizing! I love adding chickpeas, black beans, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds.