Salad on the go

hands holding healthy Homemade vegetable Salad with chickpeas, cucumber, radish, cabbage, tomato and arugula leafs layered in jar with wooden fork and knife

It’s a beautiful September afternoon, a light rain is falling outside and the branches are covered in bright green new leaves… It always makes my heart skip a beat when the seasons start to change, there just seems to be this excitement and expectation in the air as nature holds her breath for summer to arrive.

One of my recent projects is a salad shoot with my dear friend and fellow foodie Jill Chen. We’d planned this salad shoot before the arrival of Summer and crammed it in-between our busy schedules. The more I look at this picture the more I wonder why I haven’t packed myself a salad like this one on my many outings with my little one. Life as a mum can be unpredictable and chaotic and sometimes, okay often, I forget to eat a balanced lunch. I nibble on nuts,  fruit (my daughter’s snacks) and maybe some toast, as I’m simply too busy running after a toddler, or so it seems…

So this summer, it is one of my goals to start planning better and eating well-balanced lunches everyday . It’s so easy to pack and lovingly prepare food for our kids but why is it so easy to forget about ourselves?

Add a herb and raw honey yogurt dressing to this salad, and you have a delicious balanced meal packed with all things good – water-soluble vitamins, calcium, fibre and plant protein – everything you need to give you that energy boost you need to carry your through the afternoon!

hands holding healthy Homemade vegetable Salad with chickpeas, cucumber, radish, cabbage, tomato and arugula leafs layered in jar

This is a super way to transport a healthy salad and it can simply be eaten out of the jar layer by layer or tossed in a bowl. The secret to this salad is using ingredients that will keep fresh and crisp while out of the fridge for a few hours. If you exclude leaves, pour your dressing over the salad before you leave the house, the longer the ingredients marinade in the dressing, the more flavoursome and delicious your salad will get!

I’m hoping this idea is inspiring, and why not try to make your kids a smaller version that they are able to eat out of the jar!

Enjoy!

 

 

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