>Healthy Deal of the Week: Salad Mix

Publix Premium salad kits are on sale this week 2 for $5.00. It's always cheaper to buy a head of lettuce and chop at home, but for some of us, these shortcuts can save valuable time. It also allows us to experience and try different types of lettuce mixes. One of my favorite things to do with salad mixes is to pre-make salads. Simply wash the lettuce thoroughly and divide evenly among 3 plastic containers. You can add toppings such as cucumbers, onions, carrots, nuts, dried fruits, seeds, etc., but stay away from wet toppings that will make the salad soggy. You now have the beginnings of 3 salads to take to work or school. Just add a protein in the morning (cook extra the night before) such as grilled chicken or beans and you're all set to bring a healthy lunch to work. Remember to leave the dressing off until just before you eat it.

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