SALAD BAR ~in our fridge!

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The Goal is to have enough Healthy Fast Food ready to grab & go, always, every single day!  (~mains, salads, sides & snacks)

 

stocking salad bar in our fridge

Get to “It’s Ready!!!” fast & fresh, every~day!

  1. I keep our ‘Salad Bar ~ in our Fridge’ fully stocked (pic below @ top left).
  2. We usually have 3 cooked Freezer Fiesta Meals thawing (pic below @ top right). Recipes are found on our Freezer Fiesta round 1 & Freezer Fiesta round 2.
  3. We heat the Freezer Fiesta Meal under broiler for 7 min.  During that time, we quickly toss the salad, fill the fruit bowl & set the table.  Ta~da!!!  “Come & get it!”salad bar in our fridge shelves 2

Toss~Togethers!

Here are some things I ‘toss together’ when I have a bunch of fresh fruits & veggies ready.  They’re all really simple, whole food ingredients with spices, oil & vinegar.

salad bar in our fridge orange slices
salad bar in our fridge veggie platter
salad bar in our fridge strawberries grapes peppers
salad bar in our fridge zucchini greens grapes
salad bar in our fridge guac
salad bar in our fridge guac and salad
salad bar in our fridge cucumber salad
salad bar in our fridge fruit and salad
salad bar in our fridge quinia
salad bar in our fridge celery pb and raspberry

Toss~Togethers are easily paired with Freezer Fiesta Meals!

Here are some examples.
freezer fiesta sweet and sour sloppy joefreezer fiesta gracious grilling burrito bowl in bags

freezer fiesta pasta e fagioli soup
freezer fiesta creamy chicken soup
freezer fiesta sticky chicken w tomatoToss~Togethers paired with Freezer Fiesta Sweets & Treats for a quick mini~meal!

Here’s one of my all time favorites!  I keep this jug in my freezer and grab & go on the run!
freezer fiesta protein balls

Freezer Fiesta Round 1 & 2 for you!

Here are some of our Freezer Fiesta recipes so you, too, can make super healthy, whole, low glycemic, high fiber, balanced meals every day.  Enjoy!

CHIPOTLE CHICKEN blogCASHEW CHICKEN blogBANG~BANG CHICKEN blogZUPPA TUSCANA blogMONGOLIAN BEEFTHAI LETTUCE WRAPSBOURBON CHICKEN freezer fiesta cardORANGE CHICKEN freezer fiesta card

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HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?

Every 5 days, I…

  1. Gather my goods!
  2. Wash & Prep as soon as I get it home!
  3. Chop!
  4. Season!
  5. Steam!
  6. Stir~Fry!
  7. Boil & Broil!

 

 

1)  GATHER MY GOODS!

(My Dad shared his AMAZING garden goods with us!)dads produce

2)  WASH & PREP as soon as i get it home!

It takes me an hour to get everything ready.  It’s worth it for the next 5 days.  We have Grab & Go produce, Scoop Em Up Salads, Sides and Sweets & Treats all ready to eat.  Priceless!  IMG_0824

While the produce soaks, I …

  1. start my steamer
  2. oil my wok
  3. boiling the water for yams
  4. preheat the broiler
  5. set out my cutting board, knife, food chopper & zucchini noodle maker

3) Chop!

This handy Genius Food Chopper has saved us tons of time!  I have 2 small ones I use daily & one 19 cup chopper for Freezer Fiesta Days.  I use it for produce and meat.food chopper produce and meat
This zucchini noodle maker has saved us from eating tons of simple carbs and really helps us get more fantastic fiber!   salad bar in our fridge noodle maker

I’m marinating some zucchini noodles in olive oil, garlic, pepper and lemon juice.

salad bar in our fridge zucchini noodles

I chop up my pre-purchased desserts too.  I chop off calories by making brilliant bite~sized bits.  We get the sweetness in 1/6th the size.  Way better for our endocrine, nervous system and immunity!

salad bar in our fridge cheesecakeWhile watching movies, I enjoy creating colorful, flavorful snacks full of blood sugar balancing protein and cleansing fiber.  salad bar in our fridge celery pb raspberries

4)  Season!

I organized my spices into refillable jars.  Now, I don’t have to search and move half the cupboard contents to find them.  My food tastes better. My life is easier.  I now have more time to read books.salad bar in our fridge spice and veggies

We love healthy guac for those heart & hormone loving beauty oils & protein packed beans.  I use my parent’s garden~grown garlic, black & cayenne pepper, lime juice and a dab of honey!

salad bar in our fridge guacamoleWe live in a cold climate.  That means grilling out is less than gracious for half the year.  Now, we have a few Gracious Grilling Days & freeze our Burrito Bowl meat.  The taste of summer during a snowstorm is amazing.

freezer fiesta gracious grilling burrito bowl

 

 

5)  Steam!

Stackable steamers save energy & time.  I’ve used mine for 15 years.salad bar in our fridge steamed

 

6)  Stir~Fry!

I purchased a wok from an Asian company.  No toxic chemicals line it.  It doesn’t look perfect, but it helps protect our detox systems.  So worth it.  Every time.salad bar in our fridge veggie salad

 

 

7)  Broil!

We love seasoned, roasted potatoes.  To make them low glycemic, we add 2/3 yam chunks.  It’s a Simple~Swap to help our pancreas.  It’s easy to create Healthy Habits for Life!salad bar in our fridge yams

 

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freezer FIESTA |  VOTE ~and~ MAKE  | healthy FAST FOOD