It’s beautiful; it’s easy; it’s pretty darn healthy; and, not only does it last several days in the fridge, it tastes better each day. It sounds like the perfect salad kit, right? Let me tell you, it is the perfect salad kit and it’s available at the Omaha Costco.
Made by Eat Smart, the Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, chicory, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and poppyseed dressing. Now, wait, wait, wait … I know some of that might not sound too appealing to a lot of people. Trust me. Even my broccoli-hating husband liked it.
Here are the delicious details:
- The bag touts “Contains 7 Superfoods.” I’m thinking that’s kind of a marketing stretch, but it does get an “A” rating on Fooducate, so I’m down with that (naturally high in vitamins A and C, can I get a “whoot! whoot!”).
- It comes in a 28-ounce bag, the perfect size for a cookout or party, and the colors really make it a stunning salad. Seriously.
- Or, because we’re talking hearty vegetables here, the salad stays wonderfully in the fridge to be enjoyed by just you and your family for days and days and days.
- The price? $4.99. You can’t even buy the ingredients for that, not to mention these already come washed and prepped. That’s, that’s … that’s just priceless, people.
It can be used in lots of ways. Before adding the poppyseed dressing, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries, I grabbed a big ol’ handful of the salad, mixed it into my tuna salad and served it all in a whole grain pita. It bumped up the nutrition and added a delightful crunch. (See how happy it makes me? I used the word “delightful.”)
- And lastly, my husband and I both think the salad tastes better after it’s sat overnight. And don’t worry, the dressing they provide is plenty once the ingredients have had the chance to meld for a few hours.
So, there ya have it. Delicious. Healthy*. Easy. Next time you’re at Costco, be sure to swing through the walk-in cooler and grab yourself a bag.
* Sorry, if you’re strictly organic, you won’t consider this healthy. There’s nothing on the bag indicating the veggies are organic. There’s also soybean oil in the dressing — no word if it’s GMO or not.