Last December I worked with Eat Smart to develop a Soy Lime Shrimp to be served with their Ginger Bok Choy Salad Kit and since then my lunch time has been dramatically different. I was a lazy luncher- either purchasing something on the run or grabbing a frozen TV meal. I wanted to eat salads every day, but the time to prep an interesting salad was not in my busy schedule. Eat Smart introduced me to their line of chef-inspired salad kits that include all the necessary ingredients for a sophisticated salad. Now I grab a bag and go!
I was thrilled to be asked to try the newest superfood salads, one of which being the Southwest Superfood Salad. Just opening the bag, you get a whiff of sweet fresh veggies. The Southwest Superfood Salad is based on Tex-Mex flavors and includes savory cabbage, red cabbage, radishes, carrots, and kale with a tangy chipotle ranch dressing and shredded cheddar cheese and crunchy tortilla strips. Bright, colorful, crisp and convenient, I look forward to my lunch and know that I will be energized for the afternoon rush without feeling weighed down.
One of the things I love about Eat Smart Salad Kits is that each of the ingredients is packaged separately so they all stay fresh until ready to eat. At work, I pour the desired amounts into my salad bowl, secure the tops of each packet with a paperclip and put the whole bag back into the refrigerator. I’ve even turned several friends and co-workers onto the idea. With 9 varieties of superfood and plant-powered protein salad kits, I never get bored.
While I frequently just grab a bag and go, I also use Eat Smart Salad Kits for dinner by adding a simple protein to make a well-rounded and satisfying meal. For the Southwest Superfood Salad, a Grilled Citrus Chicken seemed to pair perfectly and can be served hot off the grill or prepared ahead of time and chilled. Make sure you check out my 7 tips for more interesting salads before you starting chopping!
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- 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Zest of one lemon
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 garlic glove finely minced
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup light virgin olive oil
Cut slits into each chicken breast about 1/2 inch apart and only cutting half way through the breasts. This will help the marinade sink in and cook quicker on the grill.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag along with chicken. Marinate for 10-30 minutes.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Spray with grill approved cooking spray and place chicken directly over heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until done. Since the sizes of chicken varies greatly, so will the cooking times.
Remove and cut into strips along pre-made slits. Serve immediately over Eat Smart Superfood Salad or refrigerate and serve chilled.
Chicken can also be baked at 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked.
Which of the Eat Smart Gourmet Salad Kits would you like to try?
Sweet Kale | Southwest | Wild Greens and Quinoa | Beets and Greens | Roasted Yam | Ginger Bok Choy | BBQ Ranch | Super Caesar
For more information, please visit eatsmart.net.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.