Lunch Swapping with Fresh Express
Disclosure: I am a Moms Meet Moms Ambassador Blogger and I participated in a campaign with Fresh Express. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.
Ever so often my husband starts talking about making changes to his diet and doing what needs to be done to get in shape. This time when he said it I had just got the opportunity to participate in the Moms Meet Fresh Express 30 Salad Swap and I knew that’s what I could do to encourage him to at least start somewhere. So for the past 30 days he’s been swapping out his lunch with a salad instead. We are already very familiar with Fresh Express so it wasn’t like it was really something new. It was just a matter of getting him to make the swap and stick to it for at least 30 days.
The Fresh Express salad kits come in a lot of different varieties so you have a few options for meal time. I always make sure I pick up a Caesar Lite Kit for when we are having dinner, I also get the baby spinach for fresh spinach options. This time we also tried a spring mix and just regular hearts of lettuce for our salad choices. Each night he would put the salad in the bowl and boil an egg for his salad as well. Before leaving for work in the mornings he would slice up turkey deli meat and the egg over the salad, and take it to work. He also only uses a limited amount of dressing on his salad which is pre-portioned out in small cups. Here’s a tip from our home:
I use these formula dispensers to portion out my husband’s salad dressing. We don’t own a special salad bowl set so one of these comes in very handy and it’s a great way for me to make sure he isn’t using a half of bottle of salad dressing on his salad.
I like keeping my salads simple and easy. My husband prefers Chef’s Salads and I like Caesar Salads but when I am home just some lettuce with sliced eggs is what we enjoy as a family and it’s how we get the kids to eat their salad as well.
I like cooking the Spinach packs like this instead of only using it as a salad. It’s healthy and I know all the nutrients are still in the Spinach. The Fresh Express Salad packs are just the right amount for our family for dinner. Overall my husband was very successful with the swap. Fresh Express salads vary in price and can range from $2 to $4 dollars a bag. Fresh Express products can be conveniently found at Target stores across the country and many other major retailers. To find a store near you, visit freshexpress.com/store-locator.aspx.
The Fresh Express Salad Swap page has so many recipe options to help you with making the swap. You can find lots of them by clicking on the picture above.
Do you want to take the Salad Swap?
The Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap lets you recreate the flavors of your favorite higher calorie foods, like cheesy pizza and creamy pasta, in lower calorie salads. Swap one meal a day for a month and you’ll not only feel better, you’ll earn money-saving coupons all along the way.
Match the flavors. Drop the calories. Love creamy pasta? Then you’ll love Fresh Express Salad with Creamy Pasta. Same flavor profile, 520 fewer calories. Or maybe it’s a hot, buttery grilled cheese that starts you salivating. Well, then, you’ll want to swap it for a scrumptious Toasted Cheese Wheel Salad and save 500 calories.
The Fresh Express Salad Swap app has a complete, at-your-fingertips guide to smarter eating and better living.
- Get great salad recipes with the same flavor profiles as your favorite foods.
- Access the complete Fresh Express recipe library.
- Track your meals, calories, activities and more.
- Save money. The more salad you swap, the more money-saving coupons you get.
- The Salad Swap App is available via website, iOS and Google Play.
Did you know that you can save money by making the switch? Fresh Express also offer money saving coupons when you enter the codes on your salad packages. For every two bags you enter—up to 14 bags in 30 days—they’ll email you a money-saving coupon. Enter 15 salad bag codes within 30 days after signing up and get $50 in coupons to use throughout the year. You can also grab a coupon from the Moms Meet Fresh Express sampling page right now.
If you’re not a member of Mom’s Meet already I highly suggest you join. They offer sampling programs of natural, organic, gluten free, dairy free, and eco-products through their Mom Ambassador program. It’s free to join and there are lots of benefits. Join now.
I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet SM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet SM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC. or the manufacturer of the product.