Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Salad Jam Challenge!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed the resurgence of my obsession over salads.  I call it a resurgence because I've always been a huge salad eater. I was probably the only person in my college dorm who owned a salad spinner at the ripe age of 21.  Over the past month or so, I found myself having little time to make healthy meals at home, so I decided to forget about cooking altogether...and just started throwing together a big, raw salad every day.  After about a week, I started to have more energy and was so excited about finding new salad concoctions to try! I posted a few pictures on Instagram and suddenly my followers wanted to join in on the salad-making fun, and *** Wha-lah!*** #SaladJam was born!

Since so many of you also want to infuse your daily eating with raw, healthy veggies, I'm starting the Salad Jam Challenge on January 1!  Want to join?  Here's what cha' gotta do:

As a bonus, you can SIGN UP HERE to receive salad recipes, easy prep tips and more throughout the duration of the challenge!  (I will not use your email for spam, I pinky promise!)

Throughout the month, I'll be blogging about fun and easy ways to get your salad jam on at home. For starters, here are three tools I'd suggest you buy to make your salad prep a cinch.

1. SALAD SPINNER: As aforementioned, I started using my salad spinner in college and it's one of my favorite kitchen tools.  It makes washing lettuce a breeze and ensures that you don't end up with soggy lettuce.  The spinner that I have was $10 at KMart and I purchased it 7 years ago...and it's still going strong.  I couldn't find it online, but here's one that seems like it would get the job done just as well.  Art N Cook Salad Spinner, $19.99

2. DEBBIE MEYER GREEN BAGS:  If you're like me, you're skeptical of any product with an "As Seen on TV" label.  But these things really work!  I was pleasantly surprised the first time I purchased them.  My produce lasted up to one full week longer than it did in regular Ziploc bags.  Debbie Meyer Green Bags, $9.99

3.  A VEGGIE CHOPPER: I'm the queen of kitchen gadgets so I have two slicer/choppper contraptions that make cutting up veggies in bulk super easy!  My favorite is the Quick Chopper (pictured above), which I got at a garage sale for $5! I loved it so much...that I bought another one on Ebay, so now I have two.  I've had them both for over 6 years now.  If you like a lot of salad toppings like me, but don't want to spend all day cutting things up, then this purchase is for you. There are lots of similar chopper/slicer thingys that you can get at Target, WalMart, wherever.   Quick Chopper, $11.69

Don't forget to  SIGN UP HERE to receive salad recipes, easy prep tips and more via email throughout the duration of the challenge! This is going to be so much fun!

Happy Salad Jamming!


  1. Ikea has a spinner for less that 6 dollars that is great.

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  3. I'm all in! I have been introducing healthy foods/eating into my daily diet now for months and I love it. I feel much better and look much better thanks to adding exercise as well. I'm looking forward to new recipes.

  4. Found your blog via Beauty Fash - love the salad idea :) Might join in - I blog at www.PackingRainbows.com