If you have been thinking about meal prepping, there is no better time to start. If you have been meal prepping and are in the meal prep funk…this recipe is for you. Some benefits to meal prepping are saving time, and money, reducing overall stress because you achieved #1 and #2, also you can manage your food portion size and above all else, you might even develop a deeper relationship with food.
The more popular meal prep dishes usually consist of protein, carb and veggie. Pop in the microwave and away you go. Many do shy away from salad meal preps more mainly because salads do have a tendency of not staying fresh and keeping crispy. My Asian Slaw with Spicy Peanut Dressing will solve all your meal prepping needs and keep you satisfied during the week. So pull out those containers, crunchy veggies and maybe even a few extra hands, get chopping, eat and ENJOY!!
Asian Slaw With Spicy Peanut Dressing
4 cups green cabbage (shredded/roughly chopped)
3 cups red cabbage (shredded)
1 large cucumber (chopped)
2 bell peppers
3 green onions (sliced)
2 large carrots (julliene)
1 cup cilantro/herbs of choice
Spicy Peanut Dressing
3 tbsp peanut butter (nut butter of choice)
2 tbsp lime/lemon juice
3 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic (paste-like)
1 tbsp salt and pepper
1/2 cup of toasted peanuts or nut of choice (sprinkle on top)
1. Get yourself a good knife and a big bowl. Chop or shred all ingredients. Place all in a bowl and toss. It’s that simple.
2. Place all dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk, taste and add extra ingredients to your liking. I prefer my dressing on the sweeter side.
3. If you are planning to serve this salad for dinner you can add dressing immediately. This salad will stay fresh and tasty all night and so easy to prep in advance. If you are meal planning, portion your salad into containers, adding a bit of dressing into a separate dressing container for each day. This salad will be tasty and crunchy all week long. Sprinkle peanuts or nuts of choice on each portion before devouring. Dig in and ENJOY!!