The temperature and humidity index are steadily rising up! This calls for fresh, light recipes like the Spring Strawberry Salad with Faux Chicken. The Spring Strawberry Salad with Faux Chicken is easy to prepare, bursting with flavors, and pairs beautifully with nearly anything! The strawberries give this salad a burst of color and a succulent flavor that will tantalize any sweet tooth.
Fresh strawberries are tossed with a with lightly sweetened raspberry vinaigrette, toasted almonds, and topped off with vegan chick’n filets. I usually use the vegan chick’n filets by Gardein for this salad. The meatless chick’n filets increase the protein while giving it a “meaty” flavor sans the meat, making this salad a complete and satisfying meal. The meat eaters in my family are hardly able to detect the difference.
I love homemade dressing, but alas, I’m usually too crunched for time to make my own. That’s why I usually turn to the bottled variety like the Bolthouse Farms Raspberry Merlot Vinaigrette Dressing, which I lightly sweeten with Agave In The Raw® since it helps cancel out the tartness of the vinaigrette dressing.
- 1 Cup of Almond Halves
- 1 Cup of Sliced Strawberries, Stems Removed
- 5-6 Strips of Vegan Chick’n Filets
- 6 oz of Baby Spinach Leaves
- Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- In a large bowl, add baby spinach leaves, strawberries, and almonds. Gently toss to combine and drizzle balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Lastly, add the vegan chick’n filets. Serve immediately.
How to Make Fresh Produce Last Longer
Did you know that 23 billion pounds of fresh produce are wasted each year in America? That’s $24 billion worth of produce each year! This is mostly because fruits and vegetables are apt to spoil quickly when not eaten in time or not stored properly. I’ll freely admit that I’ve been guilty of this plenty of times myself. Fresh berries, namely strawberries, were usually the worst offenders for me until I finally learned my lesson and started storing most fruits in the freezer for future use, especially for smoothies.
The Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver is another surefire way for me to extend the longevity of fresh berries as well as salads, which is something else that was challenging to keep fresh in the refrigerator. It consists of three containers to hold different types of produce: small (ideal for blueberries), medium (perfect for strawberries), and large (optimal for leafy greens).
Each container extends the longevity of fresh produce up to 80% opposed to traditional packaging, thanks to the FreshVent™ technology! The flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide are naturally regulated to create the optimal environment so your produce stays farm fresh. Moisture and spoilage are dramatically reduced with the CrispTray™. That’s not all! These containers are BPA-free. Also, $192 per household could be saved every year by using Rubbermaid FreshWorks™!
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*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
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I look forward to storing berries and peaches.
I WOULD PUT STRAWBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES IN FIRST
I would store carrots, zucchini, brussel sprouts, and spinach in these containers. I would also store berries in them.
My Grandson’s baby carrots that he HAS to have every single day in his lunchbox.
I’ll be storing a variety of berries and probably tomatoes.
I buy a lot of different kinds of vegetables and this would help in not having them go bad before I can use them.
Fruit and vegetables such a strawberries and cucumbers.
We are veggies lovers, so I’ like to store all kinds. I often find that I want to store just half a lemon or part pf a bag of cabbage.
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I would like to use these to keep my fruit fresh, especially strawberries.
Celery, I hate limp celery
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I would store lettuce and berries.
I want to store strawberries, blueberries, celery and so much more.
I would store different produce in the containers. Lemons, onions, tomatoes, etc.
Looking forward to storing fresh berries, I hate when they go bad.
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I could store chicken and fish in there, thank you so much!
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Summer is coming so these would be great for storing fresh fruit and vegetables!
I would love to try them. At 64 and a widower, I throw a lot of food away because I don’t eat it fast enough!
I’d store spinach/leafy greens and strawberries in it.
Berries spoil so quickly – these containers would be fabulous.
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I am looking forward to storing berries in the freshworks Rubbermaid produce savers.
Lettuce, strawberries and tomatoes.
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I would love to use these to store strawberries. They tend to get old fast.
I would store fresh fruit and lettuce, vegetables
My strawberries always go moldy before I can finish them. I’m not a smoothie person and no one else eats strawberries in my house so it’s up to me.
And the grocery store is unwilling to sell me six or seven strawberries at a time. 🙂
I would store berries and pre cut veggies and fruits
I would love to use this product to store raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries!
I’d store our strawberries and blueberries in these! My kids eat a lot of fruit and sometimes we can’t use it fast enough and it goes bad. This sounds like the perfect solution to that problem!
I want to keep my strawberries, cantaloupe, and tomatoes in one. Anything to keep them fresher longer.
fresh fruit and veggies for the grandkids to snack on
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I’d use it for lettuce and strawberries.
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I’m looking forward to keeping my fruits and vegetables fresher longer in these Rubbermaid containers.
I would store berries, lettuce and tomatoes!
I would love to store blueberries and strawberries.
I would like to store greens and berries in the FreshWorks Produce Saver containers.
I would store strawberries.
Strawberries, tomatoes, and lettuce. I feel like these 3 starts to rot more quickly than any other produce.
We keep salad fixings on hand most of the time and these would be good to store our salad ingredients in. We also usually have chicken salad or tuna salad made for when one of us is in a hurry and these would be good for this also. I think the possibilities are numerous.
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I’d put sliced up fruit in the containers – strawberries, apples, grapes. I love having various fruits in the morning and having them pre-cut makes it easier to eat and saves time!
Fresh blackberries from my garden.
I am looking forward to storing blueberries and kales in the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers
Thank You for the chance!
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I would be storing jalapeno peppers and berries as both seem to spoil so quickly.
Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Strawberries and cherries.
I would use it for strawberries, blackberries, cucumber, and grape tomatoes.
I want to store strawberries from my garden in these!
Fresh herbs and vegetables from my garden
I’m looking forward to storing raspberries and strawberries in these containers.
I like to store some blackberries in it.
Would store berries for sure.
Mango, cantaloupe, honeydew, and guacamole and avocados.
Fresh fruits and veggies, leftovers, and fresh meat!
Strawberries and romaine.
Would love to store my fresh greens in this!!~
Storing my fruits and veggies in them
A fruit salad strawberries watermelons just about any produce
I would keep berries and various veggies in them. I hate when food goes bad before I can eat it! 🙂
I would store strawberries, asparagus and spinach in them.
I’m excited about buying strawberries, blueberries and asparagus!
I would put any fresh berries for sure. They seem to spoil so quick in my fridge
These would be phenomenal! I am looking forward to broccoli, lettuce, and green peppers.
Summer berries, lettuce and all kids of melons
I am looking forward to storing fruits like strawberries, raspberries and grapes. I would also store vegetables like cucumbers, carrots and beets.
I want to store my lettuce in it so i have it fresh for my salads.
I would store blueberries, strawberries and lettuce in the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver.
strawberries, orange slices and seedless grapes
I like the Rubbermaid FreshWorks to store my fresh fruit and veggies in my refrigerator.