I just went for a fun lunch at Whole Foods with my friends from the gym, and saw that they started using reusable bowls for salads. Yay! No more wasting a container, even if it is compostable.
Here’s my yummy, GIANT salad. I felt very Kath-like.
Lettuce, baby greens
Black rice (?) and cashews
Beet & carrot salad
Kale & red onion salad
Blue cheese & Cheddar
Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
3 candied walnuts
Artichoke hearts (I forgot I don’t really like these marinated!)
1 piece of kung pao tofu salad
A few grapes and a blueberry (boo – wasn’t thinking. These are probably from Chile. Bad green girl!)
Side of balsamic – boo for plastic! I should have just drizzled a little over the top. Next time!
And then I added my own Wildwood super firm tofu that I sauteed this morning at home. I figured it was heavy, and I had it at home anyway, so I might as well bring it myself and save some cash. This giant salad only cost $6.71!
Things I would change: bring my own fork (I need to figure out an easy way to keep a real fork clean in my purse). I appreciate the fact that they use compostable ones (and provide a compost bin, in addition to recycling & trash) but it’s still more wasteful than bringing your own! I’d also drizzle the salad dressing over the top and skip the fruit.
But, this was a fun, nutritious and relatively eco-friendly way to spend lunch! I usually bring my own, but it was fun to catch up with my friends and check out cute boys at Whole Foods. 😉