Meal Prep Essentials: Sistema Salad To-Go Containers

I’ve talked quite a bit in past posts about meal/food prepping. It’s not always something I have time for on weekends, but I certainly strive to make happen whenever possible. Doing so just helps the week run more smoothly. It also often ensures that I have something healthy lined out for work-day lunches. Speaking of those lunches, these Sistema Salad To-Go Containers are a must have!

While putting together our wedding registry I happened to stumble upon these. A couple showed up in the stack of gifts we received from friends and family and I’ve since purchased a couple more.

For The Love of Sistema Salad To-Go Containers

Here’s what I love about these salad to-go containers:

  • They are the perfect size for a lunch salad
  • The top tray keeps separate salad fixin’s that I don’t want in the mix from the get-go (examples: croutons don’t get soggy if they are stored in the top tray or meats that I may want to heat in the microwave stay separate so I am able to do just that before mixing the salad all together)
  • There is a perfect size container for salad dressing, also keeping it separate (and the veggies crisp) until the salad is ready to be eaten
  • Everything snaps together in an efficient little salad package
  • All the pieces wash up nicely in the dishwasher

The one and only thing I don’t LOVE about these salad to-go containers is the fork and knife that snap into the bottom side of the top tray. I do love the design and convenience of having a knife and fork as part of the efficient little salad package BUT I’ve found the forks to be mostly worthless where eating salads (or anything) is concerned. They are plastic and the tines of the fork are totally rounded. I get there’s safety in mind with the design, it’s just that those folks will literally pierce nothing! Not even lettuce! And the knife? It doesn’t do any sort of serious cutting, but I do use it to scrape out the salad dressing from it’s little container.

This is not a deal breaker though. When I’m on the move with a salad (which is often) I just toss a fork into my lunch bag and all is well in my healthy lunch world.

A Call To Action

Remember above when I said I got a couple of these for a wedding gift and that I ordered a couple more? Here’s why: when I’m meal/food prepping on the weekend it’s super handy to be able to put together a handful of salads all at once. Having them ALL prepped and ready to go ensures I won’t run out of time in the morning. OR decline putting something together because I don’t want to deal with the mess before work. We all know that when this happens the chances of ending up in the fast food line at lunch becomes almost certain. And I don’t know about you, but I’m probably going to order the chicken nuggets and fries. The exact opposite of a healthy salad.

Interested in ordering some salad to-go containers of your own? Here’s a link for Sistema Salad To-Go Containers (<– affiliate link) to purchase exactly what I have (and love) from Amazon. They now come in lots of fun colors too!

And once they deliver conveniently to your doorstep, here are a couple links to salad recipes to get your meal prep started:

Chicken -N- Stuff Salad
Crab Salad

 

 

Lettuce Photo Credit: Photo by petra cigale on Unsplash
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