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Recreating Souplantation at Home March 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — susanpolizzotto @ 6:37 pm

If my kids could have their way for dinner every night, it would be to eat at Souplantation. So I came up with a way to satisfy their craving (and get them to eat more healthy) between our visits to their favorite all-you-can eat buffet. I decided to “re-create” the experience at home. I was amazed how much stuff I had in my refrigerator and pantry to do this. Their salad bar selection consisted of:
– lettuce (pre-cut and pre-washed from a bag)
– raisin medley (Trader Joe’s)
– croutons (box from grocery store)
– pasta (I have always have a container of pre-cooked pasta in the fridge for the kids lunches)
– tomatoes (staple in our household)
– shredded parmesan/romano cheese (Costco)
– chicken (sliced grilled pieces of frozen chicken breast that I warmed up in the microwave for 1 min)

And then each girl had gave me their choice (from what I had on hand) for salad dressing. They loved going around the table with their own plate and coming up with their salad creation. And I loved that it was fast and healthy for them. I need to find more quick healthy meals like this. Anyone else have ideas to share with me?