Every Sunday I head to the farmer’s market or the grocery store to stock up on lots of fruit and veg for the week. For me, it’s less about the meal prep and more about stocking my fridge with versatile vegetables that I know I can use to whip up dinner at a moment’s notice. This recipe shows the ingredients used two ways – one tossed together into a fall harvest salad and one way presented as a macro-style bowl. Picking up five or so veggies each week allows you to make a ton of different dishes. No endless repeats or boring leftovers of the same meal during the week! The stars this week were a bunch of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, a couple heads of kale, and zucchini.
The best part of stocking my fridge up is knowing that my fresh vegetables are actually going to stay fresh all week long. I admit there have definitely been times in the past where I’ve come home to a head of kale only to find it wilted, or another vegetable past it’s prime. Best case scenario it ends up in the compost, and worst case – which kills me – it ends up in the trash. My solution is storing (and saving) veggies in the FreshWorks Produce Savers to help extend their shelf life. I transfer them directly to the containers, without washing or prepping, so they stay fresh as long as possible.
Beyond this beautiful roasted vegetable salad, you can assemble the bowl macro-style with roasted or steamed vegetables and drizzled with this dressing (turmeric tahini and miso-ginger would also be delicious). Other ideas with these versatile ingredients: make the curry-cauli bowl from my cookbook, try a cauli-rice stir fry, roasted carrots, or roasted cauliflower pasta.
GIVEAWAY – I did a giveaway of these life-extending FreshWorks Produce Savers in May and they were a huge hit. The giveaway includes 3 different size containers to store all different shapes and sizes of produce from kale to cauliflower. They are designed to keep your fruits + veggies fresh up to 80% longer*, which can mean up to two weeks! To enter, comment and let me know what your favorite veg-heavy side dish is during the holiday season 🙂
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.