One of my fav food things to do is go to a salad bar, grab a to-go container and make two runs along the bar – bottom layer is stir-fry veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, mushroom, jalapeno, kale, zucchini, etc) and then an upper layer of salad goodies.  Then when I get home I lift the salad items off of the top and plate them, and pop the stir fry vegetables into the fridge.

My photo with this post is today’s visit to Fresh Choice (I go at about 4:00, so it’s before the dinner rush and after they have put fresh items out).  It was only $6 and it’s going to be about three meals worth of vegetables; salad with left over chicken for dinner this evening and several meals of fresh, washed, chopped veg ready for sauteing or soup.

If I bought this variety of vegetables at the market or store, I’d spend a lot more and end up throwing things away.

Before walking in, I took a moment to put Rebalance blinders on and remind myself of what food I should select and what I should simply glance over – the one high-fat item I did include was a tablespoon of blue cheese crumbles.  My calorie total for the the salad and chicken I had this evening was 341.