I take a lunch to work every single day, and a great salad is ALWAYS part of my weekly rotation, no matter what the season. There's lots of advice out there on how to build a brown bag lunch salad salad, but I always follow these three rules:
1. Dressing on the bottom of the container (day of ONLY).
2. Tons of greens
3. Three toppings, including at least one protein
Let's build a lunch!
I started cutting back on salad toppings after reading one of my all time favorite books: An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler. She actually thinks you should use only one, maybe two other ingredients when making a lettuce salad, so I'm cheating a bit here with all that protein.
Happy, healthy work lunch.
Happy salad making!