Pressed for time, with no motivation or will power to eat smart?
Does it ever happen to you? It happens to me all. the. time.
Let’s play the story.
It’s the witching hour. 5:30pm, daddy is working late or traveling out of town.
The 3 year old is running around naked after he has pooped his pants for the 2nd time today, and the 1 year old is screaming because the 3 year old stole the duplo lego she was holding. (Let’s not mention that there are 357 other legos scattered around the house in various places, I KNOW because I stepped on 1o the night before)
Meanwhile, I’m starving. Despite my menu plans that I made at the beginning of the week I’m stuck with NOTHING because I didn’t turn the oven on in time.
I’m frustrated. Hungry. Have two screaming kids and all I want to do is RUN.
Run to the nearest fast food drive-thru to stop the screaming and the hunger pains. It’s about this time that I also text my husband letting him now that THIS is exactly why people DON’T COOK when they have small kids. Even people like me who enjoy cooking!
A few weeks ago I discovered Eat Smart Salad Kits.
These guys totally changed my 5:30 Oh NO! everyone is cranky conundrum.
It’s a quick, easy, fresh, nutrient filled option. AND did I mention QUICK?!
- Open the bag (scissors are optional)
2. Poor bag into the bowl. Mix in added ingredients like seeds
3. Add dressing (optional)
These salads actually have 11 grams of protein in them! They could easily be your main entree or a delicious nutritious side dish. My favorite Eat Smart Salad Kit is the Sweet Kale Superfood Salad Kit. It contains SEVEN superfoods: kale, green cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, chicory, roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.
Yay! Something quick, EASY, cost effective and filled with nutrient dense ingredients. Oh and they taste amazing. Eat Smart Salad kits are an excellent addition to the fridge to have on hand in case of last minute meltdowns. Because, we NEVER plan for them but they ALWAYS happen.
Eat Smart also offers their salad kits in an individual to-go style package!
I’m always on the go. This was a perfect option for me to eat in the car post workout while the kids are still strapped into their car seats. I was impressed by the freshness of the ingredients and the taste! I must admit that I am a salad lover at heart. These ingredients paired together make for a one of a kind taste!
Be sure to check out the Eat Smart webpage to find out where you can find their yummy salads.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.