This simple healthy side dishes post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own
Evenings in our home are usually a chaotic time. Either the kids have just finished up their homework and are hungry, grumpy, bickering and whining “where is dinner?” The husband just arrived home and is tired and hungry. And the baby has attached herself to my legs begging for attention and to be held.
And in all this chaos I’m expected to make dinner. It’s not my best shining moment.
I usually plan ahead and have something simple and easy planned for the main course. But when it comes to side dishes, I’m the worst. I don’t like making side dishes. That just means more time making dinner. More time dealing with the chaos of dinnertime. And more chances of hearing the dreaded equivalent nails on chalkboard whining “I don’t like this!”
Moms, you know the struggle I’m talking about right?
Simple Healthy Side Dishes from Eat Smart
That is why I love Eat Smart Gourmet Salad Kits. They are my saving grace when it comes to family dinner time.
Not only does Eat Smart offer simple healthy side dishes that help me finish our family dinner with a delicious salad with minimal effort, it offers great flavor and with even better ingredients.
Right now 90% of Eat Smart products already contain a clean label, and by the end of 2018 Eat Smart plans to boast a “100% CLEAN LABEL”.
All Eat Smart Salad kits will be free from High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial preservatives, hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners by the end of next year.
Which means not only are the kits an easy side dish to complete our family dinners, it’s also a great choice for clean eating that includes ingredients we can feel good about putting into our bodies and feeding our families.
I love to use the Gourmet Salad kits to help round off our family dinners. They are easy to open, dump into a bowl, toss and serve.
It’s enough for our entire small family. And it’s perfect to pair with a lean protein main dish that my family usually prefers for family dinners.
And even the kids loves the salad kits. We especially love the Strawberry Harvest flavor.
The Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups are absolutely perfect for lunches. Sometimes I’m not in the mood for anything heavy and a nice light salad is a perfect thing to hit the spot. And it’s the perfect size for a single person.
But mostly, the Salad Shake Ups are the perfect size for the Husband to take to work. They also feature a unique lockable lid for easy mixing and a sturdy and deep bowl.
So the husband can take his salad to work and can enjoy a hearty salad without making a mess.
And when he is finished, he can easily toss the rest and not worry about washing dishes or bringing anything home.
The Shake Ups feature flavors such as:
- Avocado Ranch, a crunchy blend of cabbages and vegetables, crispy toppings, and a creamy avocado ranch dressing
- Tropical Lime, vegetables and dried fruits blended with a creamy coconut lime chili dressing
- Raspberry Acai, vegetables and dried fruits with a variety of seeds (hemp, flax, and chia) and a tangy raspberry acai dressing
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Which flavor would you use for simple healthy side dishes?