Packing Salad for Lunch

January 18, 2008

Woman Having Salad for LunchI like to make my own salad dressings to take to work with me to use on my salads to cut back on calories. My dilemma always comes in what to put it in that is easy and portable. In order to recycle, I rinse out an empty plastic disposable water bottle, use a funnel to put my dressing in the bottle and the put the lid on it and take it to work with me. Not only are you helping the environment by reusing those plastic bottles, but the bottle is good to reshake and stir your dressings in as well.


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October 9, 2006

Dose Of Dressing. Don't throw away your empty prescription bottles. I use mine for a premeasured "dose" of salad dressing for my work lunches. . .

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February 15, 2005

I am looking for receipes for cold salads, such as pasta, egg salad, and such.

My husband travels for his work and he takes a cooler and I am running out of ideas for cold salads for him to take along.

Any resources would be greatly appreciated.



February 16, 20050 found this helpful

This is one of my favourite cold salads and super simple to mix up.

Japanese Cabbage Salad

1/2 c. sliced or slivered almonds
2 tbsp. sesame seeds


1/2 a med. head of cabbage (shredded)
12 oz. fresh bean sprouts
2 c. fresh mushrooms
2 green onions chopped
1/4c. sunflower seeds

1 pkg instant noodles (any flavour)

the instant noodle seasoning
1/2c. cooking oil
2-4tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

*everything can be mixed ahead of time, but save the noodles until you are ready to eat as they can become soggy.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can always change the ingredients some (eg: leave out the muchrooms or add cooked cubed chicken breast).

Hope you enjoy!

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By vicky hunt (Guest Post)
February 16, 20050 found this helpful

this is a very good salad..we love it!!!! Hope you do!!


2 boxes spiral macaroni and cheese
2 c. Miracle Whip


1/4 c. chopped onion
2 T. prepared mustard
2 c. shredded lettuce
1 1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
1 c. frozen peas, thawed and drained
1/2 c. chopped celery
2-3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
4 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed. Combine Miracle Whip, onions
and mustard; add to macaroni and cheese. In a 9x12 baking dish, layer
half of macaroni and cheese and all of the lettuce, tomatoes, peas,
celery and eggs. Cover with remaining macaroni and cheese; press to
edges to seal. Cover; refrigerate several hours or overnight. Top
with bacon just before serving.
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By vicky hunt (Guest Post)
February 16, 20050 found this helpful

2 heads of broccoli
10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
packzge of sunflower seeds,optional
1 cup raisins
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar


1/2 cup chop pecans
mix with mayo..light mayo..enough to mix it good...

You do not need to add Raisins if ya do not want can use splenda,instead of sugar!!!

veggie slaw
1 bunch brocolloi
1/2 head of cauliflower
5 baby carrots grated up
1/2 small sweet onion
1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
1 cup shred cheddear cheese
1 cup light mayo or less
2 Tablespoon splenda
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/4 tea pepper

chop brocolli and cauliflower,very fine in processor.grate carrots...add together..
mix splenda and vinegar together,add to mayo....mix all together..and eat til the world looks level..

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March 8, 20100 found this helpful

Chicken curry salad
cubed chicken or turkey
diced red onion
diced celery
golden raisins
curry powder

Mix up to taste, or amount.
We use this as a wrap filling, lay out the wrap, use lettuce, spinach, and shredded carrots, put the "spread " on the lettuce or spinach, sprinkle the carrots on and roll. Can use lettuce for the wrapper.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

1 box any pasta product-cooked according to directions-al dente
one pkg pepperoni slices-cut smaller
1/2 onion chopped,optional


1 carrot
1 celery stalk optional
1 medium container Italian dressing (I use 7 seas)
salt and pepper to taste
mix all in large covered bowl (I use lock and lock)
better after sitting in fridge overnight but great as soon as its done!
keeps 5 days

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March 22, 2013

A great way to take a salad to work for lunch is to put all of the ingredients in a reusable glass jar. This page contains mason jar salad ideas.

A salad in a glass jar.

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