Monday, March 31, 2014

Delicious, nutritious salad swap sponsored by Fresh Express! #momsmeet #saladswap

My typical lunch, or pre/post dinner snack. I love the pre-sliced carrots! The baby kale mix is delish.

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  As most of you know, for the past 10 months I have been following a healthy food plan consisting mostly of vegetables, proteins and low glycemic fruits. I have eliminated added sugar, starches and most naughty carbs in the form of cookies, breads and cakes. So what do I eat twice a day and mix it up to make the ingredients delicious, healthy and exciting? You guessed it, SALAD! I love salad. Throw on fresh vegetables, proteins and fruit and I make a whole meal out of salad. And my new fave is from Fresh Express. It is a baby kale mix and is super delicious with baby kale, spinach and chard.  I put everything on it. Including nothing sometimes. And I have been experimenting with dressings too! Yum.

  I received several coupons (and passed some on to friends and family ) to expore and be creative with the Fresh Express bags and loved their ideas on their cool Salad Swap page! You can download the app for free too:

Salad Swap Page 

Salad Swap App (at itunes)

When you join, you can track your calories, find great recipes and inspiration, and experiment with the app by choosing your fave higher calorie meal and its salad swap.  I picked a chicken burrito since I eat a lot of chicken and love adding beans, onions and peppers.  This recipe caught my eye:

Citrus Chicken Salad

Delicious looking and oh so healthy huh?

So then, one night I experimented with my own ingredients and recreated a chicken fajita salad:

My homemade chicken fajita salad! 

Simple and easy to make.  Grill some chicken , onions and peppers in coconut or avocado oil. Then add in spices of your choice (I like hot pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper etc). Then put a lovely pile of the lettuce of your choice (I chose my fave, the mixed baby kale)  add cilantro, avocado slices and if you eat dairy, some mixed cheese. I used lime juice to cook as well and put a dollop of homemade avocado cilantro dressing.  Delicious!!!

Want to know more about Fresh Express?? Here are the deets from the company:

"In 1989, Fresh Express created the very first ready-to-eat, packaged garden salad available in grocery stores nationwide. Today, Fresh Express is the market leader in delivering great-tasting, nutritious, fresh salads to health-conscious people. The brand has an unrivaled selection of fresh salad mixes, complete kits, and wholesome, organic products. But whichever variety of Fresh Express you choose, rest assured you’ll be getting the freshest, best tasting salad you can find.

  • Fresh Express salads are thoroughly washed, rinsed, and gently dried, then sealed in patented “Keep-Crisp®” breathable bags to keep their just-picked freshness, without preservatives.

  • Fresh Express has a wide variety of products, including refreshing mixes and ready-to-eat Kits. They also have a special USDA-Certified Organic line.

  • Fresh Express salad mixes can vary in price, depending on the retailer, but typically cost between $2-$4 per bag."

Important Links to follow Fresh Express and learn more:

Fresh Express on Facebook

Fresh Express on Pinterest

And :
Where to purchase???:

Fresh Express products can be conveniently found at Target stores across the country and many other major retailers. To find a store near you, visit

I buy mine at Target, Hannaford and our local A & P.

Thanks so much to Fresh Express, you really do have the best selection of salad greens!!

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