How to Make Sweetgreen Salads (that taste good!) At Home

Skip The Line, 3 Steps to Making Your Sweetgreen Salad at Home

If you’ve ever found yourself in the 20-minute Sweetgreen line during lunch rush (or the even longer New Year’s Resolution line), this is for you.  There are two things I truly agree taste better when someone else makes them for you: coffee and salads. I think part of that is just because they both require that little bit of extra time and effort that makes it so much sweeter when someone cuts out the middleman (you). TBH when it comes to personal finance it’s not in your best interest to buy these out every day. Hello, French Press + salad tupperware! Before I bid adieu to regular sweetgreen dates (we decided to stay friends), I did my research on what actually makes these salads so great and here are the ways I’ve decided to recreate at home. You’re welcome.

1. Get a good reusable container + utensils

It’s 2019 we know that we use and throw away so much plastic and that there are a million easy ways to use less. Get yourself a container + utensils you like and then choosing to make at home instead of sweetgreen isn’t just the economic choice, it’s better for the world!! Go you. I love this list from Abby’s Food Court on green items + reusable containers.

2. Prep on the Weekend

All my type A’s and B+’s will appreciate having a few containers of prepped veggies and toppings ready for the week ahead. First of all, it makes it easier to throw things together when you don’t have to wash dishes each time you prep and you can mix and match for what you’re in the mood for! Keep fun add-in’s on hand too, like cheeses, olives, pumpkin or pomegranate seeds, think of what you’d put on your order and keep it stocked in your pantry to make your homemade lunch feel special. Here’s a great article here with meal planning tips from dietitians.

3. Dressing: Don’t underestimate the importance of a good dressing.

I like to have 3 go-to dressings or dips that take my dish to the next level (and stop me from ~forgetting~ to pack my lunch)

Thank you!!– your bank account, stomach and boss (because now you actually make it back from your lunch break on time)

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