Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap - YUMMommy

Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received this product directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to sample this product and post my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product!

Let's face it, eating healthy is really a struggle for some of us and our families.  The biggest reason I've heard for this is that eating healthy requires sacrificing great taste.  The next biggest reason was cost.  A lot of us are under the influence that it costs a fortune to eat better.  So, when I was asked if I wanted to join in the Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap, I said yes.  I agreed for the following reasons:

1: I was already familiar with the Fresh Express brand.  They are my go-to for ready made salad blends.
2:  They have great quality.  All of their salads come washed, rinsed, dried and packaged in their patented "Keep-Crisp®" breathable bags and are preservative free.
3:  Fresh Express offers an awesome selection of different salad mixes and recently released a variety of ready-to-eat salad kits.  They even have a USDA-Certified Organic line!

4: Depending on the salad and retailer Fresh Express salads will run you between $2-4 per bag, which is a steal compared to $5 per person at a restaurant for full-size salads.  (You can score a $0.55 off coupon for a limited time here.)

Using the Salad Swap app and website, I have been able to check out all of the different salads I can create and swap out regular meals for.  Let me tell y'all, the possibilities are endless.  We are on Day 20 and haven't gotten tired of salad yet!  We've been alternating between swapping a regular lunch or dinner meal for one of the salad creations.  So, if we had a Caesar salad on Monday for lunch and Tuesday, we had my favorite, taco salads for dinner.  Check out the recipe below.

1 bag of Fresh Express Premium Romaine salad mix
1 bag of tortilla chips (fat free or organic if possible)
1 bag of Mexican (or soy) cheese blend
1 jar of salsa
1 pack of ground turkey

1- Brown turkey in a pan using medium to medium-high heat.
2- While turkey is browning, preheat oven to 300 degrees.
3- When turkey is almost completely browned, heat tortilla chips in the oven for 2-5 minutes.  Drain turkey and return to pan with the heat off.
4- Arrange 15-20 tortilla chips to cover the bottom of each plate.  Top with a handful of roughly chopped Fresh Express salad mix (I just used my hands and broke apart the lettuce a little bit).  Next sprinkle on a 1/3 cup of ground turkey.  Finish off with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 1 1/2 tablespoons of salsa.

There you have it, a yummy meal under 600 calories.  This meal was a total of  roughly $18 with taxes (salad $2.99, cheese $2.50, salsa $2, ground turkey $7, and tortilla chips $2) to make and we had leftovers that will be used for lunch.  So, that's a little of over $2 per person each day!  Much cheaper than eating out.

I challenge all of you to take the Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap.  Get the coupon mention aboved, download the app (or sign-up on the website), and start eating healthier today!  Don't forget to follow Fresh Express on Pinterest and Facebook for more inspiration, savings and more!

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  1. This is interesting. I don't think I would have thought to swap out meals for a salad, but it sounds easy enough Thanks!! :)

    1. Yes, it's very easy and makes meal time faster!

  2. Yummy! Everyone has all these food posts this morning. The morning that I started my juice cleanse. It'll have to add this to my "things I can finally eat" list once I'm off the cleanse. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks good. It's a quick and easy meal to make during the week.

    1. It was very good and you can whip it up in 30 minutes or less.

  4. We made nachos a few nights ago. I used a can of chili, cheese, topped it with lettuce and tomatoes. It was a sneaky way to add some veggies to my kids dinner. In fact, they asked for nachos and told my daughter to add the lettuce and tomato to it. It was good.

    1. I'm all about sneaking in veggies any way possible! The more they try them with the foods they like, the better they will be at eating them by themselves.

  5. That looks DELICIOUS! My husband wouldn't eat it because he's super picky, but the kids and I would devour it! Especially for $2 per person! Ahh!

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