Salad For Lunch (Meal Prep Plan)

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If you like having salad for lunch, it’s easy to prep several days at a time for work, school or at home lunches.

It’s been my experience that I have a much easier time sticking to a healthy eating plan if lunch is in the fridge, ready to grab during a busy day.

A side view looking down into 2 to-go containers filled with a lettuce mix, kidney beans, sliced chicken and a small container of salad dressing.

Salads are a great meal prep food. They last for nearly a whole week if you store them properly, they are filling and easily transported in a proper container.

Salad Lettuce

I made my own salad mix using a super greens mix, green cabbage, kale and a little iceberg lettuce for texture.

Use any blend of greens you prefer. Good options are:

  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Spring mix
  • Green or purple cabbage
  • Romain lettuce
  • Butter lettuce
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Kale
  • Arugula
A plastic container filled with sliced green cabbage.

I sliced the rest of the cabbage for other meals this week. Probably dinner like Egg Roll In A Bowl.

More Healthy Cabbage Recipes

An air fryer tray with with three chicken thighs, sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Chicken Seasoning Ideas

I cooked salt and pepper chicken thighs in the air fryer and sliced them. You can use any seasoning you like. Just keep the dressing flavor profile in mind when seasoning the chicken. You can also use chicken breasts instead of thighs.

An overhead view of a bottle of this Mustard Vinaigrette sitting next to a green salad with red tomatoes, ready to eat.

I added different types of beans, made Mustard Vinaigrette and used 2 cups of my salad mix per container.

Need More Dressing Ideas?

Here are some easy salad dressing recipes you can whip up in minutes.

A side view of a white bowl filled with Dehydrated Zucchini Chips.

For snacks, I made dehydrated zucchini chips (recipe coming soon) and froze some Restaurant Salsa (recipe coming soon) in my Souper Cubes for future snacks.

A side view of a container filled with salsa, ready to go in the freezer.

If you haven’t tried Souper Cubes yet, they are amazing!! They come in sized cubes of 1 or 2 cups. Perfect for freezing portioned amounts of soups, stews and as I mentioned, salsa!

More Salads You Can Meal Prep

Green Salads

Pasta Salads

Bean Salads

Grain Salads

Need Containers?

If you need containers for salad prep, I like these.

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