Reasons for the Green Carrot Club (aka Salad Club): sick of eating cafeteria food, spending over $10 per meal going out to lunch, and making my own lunch everyday.
In an attempt to eat at least one healthy meal a day, 2 co-workers and I created the Green Carrot Club, where we make and eat salad 4 out of 5 days a week for lunch. This is a blog to chronicle the recipes we’ve used. Most of our recipes come from online so we will credit them appropriately (with any suggested revisions). There are 2 salads a week made by 2 different members. Enough salad is made to last 2 days. Using this schedule, we each make salad once a week for 2 weeks in a row and then get a week off. Our reward for eating like rabbits Monday through Thursday is that we go out on Friday and eat real food like pizza.
We are picky salad eaters and have a few rules for our salads. First and foremost, no mustard! Why? Because mustard is evil. Also, no hard boiled eggs, asparagus, mayonnaise, and meat (unless it’s bacon).
I have to credit my friend in Seattle for passing this idea onto me. Her co-workers started doing this a few years ago but unfortunately they are back to fending for their own lunches. The Green Carrot Club has been a great success over the past year. Going forward, I will try and post all the salads we eat and I encourage you to start your own salad club at work. Please keep in mind though, as the wise Homer & Bart say, “you don’t win friends with salad.” We worked really hard to get membership to 3. Thanks K & G for making this happen.