I was in the mood for salad today, but too lazy to make it myself. So, off to Trader Joe’s.
When I worked full-time, I depended on TJ’s premade, single-serving salads to get me through the week. My favorite has always been the TJ Tomato and Mozzarella, made with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, pine nuts, and a lovely spring mix consisting of spinach, chard, arugula, and various types of lettuce.
TJ’s salads come in containers that fit well into most standard-size lunch bags. The dressing is packed separately in a plastic envelope.
I added an envelope of Starkist tuna for protein, and half an avocado for….well, substance. It was delicious!
If you’re into counting calories and nutrients, here’s the label for this item:
As you can see, using the entire envelope of their balsamic dressing adds a lot of calories. I chose to use half and found that satisfactory. Another option is to use your favorite low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. There are several brands in most supermarkets.