Sunday, February 16, 2014

Farmer's Fridge

Yum

Have you heard of this company?
They are based out of Chicago and they have an awesome concept!
Let me quote their story,
"Why should junk food be so easy to get, but not healthy food? And who says healthy can’t be delicious, too? No sir, not us. Our big idea is to make slow food, available fast. To deliver a fresh take on fresh. To turn the vending machine into a veggie machine. And make access to healthy, delicious food the rule, not the exception."
Basically they create salads daily and put them in their own designed vending machines.  Farmer's Fridge uses local and organic ingredients placing them in BPA- and Phthalate-free plastic.  Look at what you can get...
Don't those look fabulous!
They have great descriptions of each salad as well as a list of ingredients.  
These kiosks are located in various buildings downtown Chicago.  A quick way to grab a healthy lunch from a vending machine.  Who knew?  Wouldn't that be awesome at your workplace or even better, your house? Totally unrealistic but...you can create your own jars of salad.

According to The Kitchn Blog this is how to pack a jar:
"Start with the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the dressing on the bottom of the jar and work your way up through the lighter ingredients until you end up with the salad greens themselves. As long as your jar doesn't accidentally tip over you in your bag, the delicate greens will be well-protected from the dressing until you're ready to eat."

If you want some awesome ideas to create your own...you would love Simple Bites.  She has some delicious looking combinations you may want to try to spice up your boring old salad.  Make sure to check out the link!  Bathing suit season is on the way, so I need to get ready and these salad in a jar recipes will help me be bathing suit ready...well, maybe :). 

So if you are in Chicago, you might want to check out Farmer's Fridge...for sure check out the company's website...great stuff happening there!  But if you can't make it here, create your own farmer's fridge with some delicious make and take salads in a jar...your coworkers will be JEALOUS!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine