It’s no secret that I have a goal of staying on track with my healthy eating plans. But, truthfully, there are days when it’s a little difficult. Just like everyone, I get lazy or bored with the same old thing. I get tired of having to come up with meals on the fly when all I really want is for healthy eating to be easy. With summer approaching (which for me not only meals bathing suit season but also that the kids will be home, leaving me with even less time), I’m trying to find ways to make eating healthy lunches delicious and simple. I’ve found that the best way for me to do this is by exercising portion control, utilizing leftovers and having the perfect containers that take the thinking out of meal prep. When I combine these three things, it’s easy to come up with an amazing Strawberry, Quinoa and Wilted Kale Salad that takes little to no effort and is completely satisfying!
For me, it’s important to eat balanced meals. I’ll admit that I’m not a good hungry person…in fact, I get hangry pretty easily. When that feeling hits, I often fail to think about balanced meals and portion control. Instead, I find myself reaching for whatever is quick and easy. In order to not let my hunger sabotage all of my healthy eating goals, I’ve discovered that meal planning is essential, especially when it comes to lunch time. When I’m feeding the whole family at breakfast or dinner, I don’t mind whipping up a quick meal. But when it’s just me wanting something great, I tend to not do quite so well. With this in mind, one of my main goals for the summer has been putting together balanced lunches that leave me completely satisfied and that make the most of leftovers from the night before and my key ally in making these types of meals a reality is the Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit.
Not only does this meal kit make it easy to create a completely balanced meal with it’s pre-portioned containers for a protein, grain, fruit and vegetable but it also separates my foods so that they are fresh and delicious when it’s time for my lunch! That’s right, no more soggy salads or unappetizing mixtures that have blended themselves together in my containers. Instead, I can plan meals (and especially my favorite lunch of salads) in an easy and efficient way that has me more than excited about making balanced lunches a part of my summer routine! So, let’s take a look at how easy it was for me to turn yesterday’s dinner (grilled chicken with quinoa and steamed kale) into a Strawberry, Quinoa and Wilted Kale Salad that totally satisfies!
What You Will Need
1 Small Grilled Chicken Breast (Cubed)
6-8 Ounces of Cooked Quinoa and Rice Mixture
2/3 Cups of Fresh Sliced Strawberries
2 Cups of Kale
1 Teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit
How to Make It
Putting together this delicious lunch is crazy easy….especially when most of the ingredient’s come from last night’s supper! Since my family eats grilled chicken at least twice a week, I always have chicken breasts on hand. Add to that a little rice and quinoa mixture, some wilted kale and some fresh strawberries and let’s just say it’s absolute perfection! So, once my dinner is eaten, I quickly pull out my ingredients and my Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit. With it’s microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe containers that are BPA free and keep my food separate until I want to combine it, these containers are the perfect way to turn last night’s dinner into a delicious (and healthy) lunch!
To start, I cut up my chicken and dice my strawberries and add them to the appropriately marked containers.
Then I add in my quinoa and rice mixture and wilt my kale in a sauce pan over low heat with my balsamic vinegar and garlic. Once all the ingredients for my Chicken, Strawberry and Quinoa Salad are ready, I simply add them each to their container and I’ve got a perfectly portioned lunch for the next day.
Into the refrigerator my Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit goes, where’s it’s easy to grab and convenient to carry.
Then, when lunch time rolls around, it takes almost no effort to whip up and enjoy an amazing lunch no matter where I am! All I have to do is pull out my prepared-the-night-before Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit and remove my containers to reveal the bowl underneath to mix up a balanced lunch! Then I simply remove the tops from my leak proof containers and pour each one into my larger carrying case.
After a quick stir to ensure all of my ingredients are well combined, lunch is served! There’s no need for extra dressings (or extra calories) because of the seasoning on the kale and the juice from the strawberries! In fact, mixed together this meal is crazy flavorful and totally amazing!
This delicious Strawberry, Quinoa and Wilted Kale Salad seriously takes about 2.5 seconds to mix up and once it’s ready, it’s a lunch I can get excited about while keeping my calories and my costs down!
I can’t even begin to say how delicious this simple lunch is (you’ve got to try it for yourself) and the fact that I can take it with me where ever I go while eliminating the temptation to make less-than-healthy choices makes it a total win in my book! Add in the fact that it allows me to turn last night’s dinner into today’s delicious lunch and there’s nothing about this salad that’s not to love!
In fact, with help from the Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit, I’m discovering that eating healthy can be easy and delicious! More than that, creating balanced meals can be done with little to no thought, helping me stay on track to my healthy living goals one delicious bite at a time!
Now it’s your turn! Take the guess work out of creating balanced meals with the Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit! Available at retailers nationwide like Target, Walmart, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and grocery stores, this easy to use, convenient kit makes creating and taking balanced meals along with you easy and delicious! Pick yours up today to start serving up deliciously balanced meals tomorrow!
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Then tell me, how would the Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit help make your life easier?