This post has been sponsored by Glad Products Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own
Do you love salads as much as we do? I swear, I would eat one every day if I could. The best thing is, we don’t discriminate with the types. We love fruit salads, mayo-based salads, pasta salads, and green leaf-based salads. One of my personal favorites is chopped salad, especially when it can be made ahead of time.
I don’t know about you, but seeing my fridge stocked with bright pops of colorful fruits and veggies makes me happy. There are a few proteins and vegetables that I always love to have cooked, chopped and ready to eat for quick bites.
How do I keep my salad Ingredients Fresh?
Since I am all about the make/prep-ahead meal ingredients, I love using kitchen musts like Glad® Press’n Seal® . You can find this kitchen hero at my favorite store: Target. I love shopping at Target for literally everything! They have the best brands and atmosphere, which makes picking up staples like Glad Press’n Seal more of an experience versus a chore. This product creates an airtight seal that keep foods like chopped veggies fresher, longer.
Living a low-carb lifestyle has me reaching for fruits like avocados at every meal. I only eat half per serving, and used to try to use aluminum foil to keep the uneaten half good until the next meal. However, we all know how avocados can brown super fast. That is exactly what happened when I didn’t use Glad Press’n Seal. This product seals to a slightly sticky avocado cut in half, and it kept it green! In fact, Glad Press’n Seal adheres to almost any surface!!
Benefits of using Glad Press’n Seal:
If you are like me, and love to batch cook proteins like chicken, and eggs using Glad Press’n Seal is a no-brainer. This affordable product using Gripex technology to multiple surfaces and itself. I love that I can create pre-portioned servings of chicken and stack them up nicely in the fridge for later use.
Glad Press’n Seal creates a 10x tighter seal than plastic wrap and seals to plastic, wood, metal, and more! Most importantly, it is BPA free, microwave safe, and of course, food safe!
How to use Glad Press’n Seal:
Using Glad Press’n Seal is super easy! You can wrap foods like chicken breast or eggs one of two ways. Option one is to remove a sheet 2x longer than the food you are wrapping. Place the item on the slightly tacky side, fold it over the food, and use your fingers to press the material together, making an airtight, sealed pouch.
Another way you could seal it is by removing two pieces of Glad Press’n Seal (one should be a little longer depending on what you are wrapping). Place one side (sticky side up) with the item in the middle to wrap. Then, place the other sheet over the item, and press them together to seal them.
Additionally, my favorite way to use this product is by wrapping leftovers or salad ingredients in bowls and creating an airtight cover over them. Simply pull out on piece of Glad Press’n Seal that is larger than the bowl size and use your fingertips to press the product in place. This keeps foods like lettuce and avocados fresh 3 times longer versus using aluminum foil.
How to Make a Quick Chopped Salad Bowl Ahead of Time
To show how amazing and convenient Glad Press’n Seal is, I wanted to share this Quick Chopped Salad Bowl that is perfect for a low-carb lunch or dinner. It is loaded with high fats and low in sugar and carbs, making it a delicious meal option you can make in the morning or at night for the next day! Make these Quick Chopped Salads in one day and have lunch for the next few days ready to go when you are!
Ingredients in a Chopped Salad
Chopped salads are so versatile in that the ingredients possibilities are endless. Here are the fresh fruits, veggies, and proteins we added to ours:
- cheese cubes
- grilled chicken
- chopped egg
- chopped bacon
- red onion
- rainbow pepper
- ranch dressing
I prepped everything ahead of time so that I could enjoy these a few times with Jared. Thanks to the Press’n Seal, I was able to keep my chicken, veggies, avocado, and cheese fresh. I even assembled the bowls and created an air-tight seal with ease.
Get the Printable Make Ahead Low-Carb Chopped Salad Recipe Below:
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Make Ahead Low-Carb Chopped Salad Recipe
- 12 ounces Mixed green leaves
- 6 ounces grilled chicken tenders
- 3 strips bacon cooked for 4 minutes in microwave & crumble
- 2 boiled eggs chopped
- 3 ounces cheddar cheese cubed
- 2 mini cucumbers sliced into 1/4″ coins
- 8 grape tomatoes
- 1/2 avocado chopped
- 2 tbsp red onion chopped
- 4 mini rainbow peppers cored, diced
- 4 tbsp ranch dressing
- Add greens to two large salad bowls.
- Add eggs, chicken, crumbled bacon & cheese.
- Add peppers, cucumber, tomato, and red onion.
- If making ahead, use Press’n Seal to wrap each bowl to keep it 3x fresher versus using aluminum foil.
- Before serving, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing (2 tablespoons per salad).