I’ve learned many lessons in my 44 years on this earth. One is the healing power of nutrition. While I love my french fries as the next girl, I also know that getting vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables is extremely important. When I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes two years ago, one of the most important choices I made with my eating habits was to eat at least one or two servings of salad a day. Unfortunately though, I ran out of salad recipes pretty quickly and for the teenagers in my family, it was one of several things:
- We used too much salad dressing
- We used too little salad dressing
- No matter how much salad we ate, it never felt like a main course
And lastly, our salad schedule was this: toss salad, ceasar salad, spring mix, and club salad. Then we would repeat. Every week for almost two years.
Enter our friends at Cave Tools and the Cave Tools Salad Spinner.
(If you’re of certain age and group up watching Mighty Mouse, now would be a good time to cue, “Here I come to save the day!”
Using The Cave Tools Salad Spinner
Some of my friends and coworkers have embraced Meatless Mondays. I have researched it on my own and just can’t shake the idea of consistently not eating any meat in a 24-hour period. I can eat plenty of salad for dinner as long as there’s a variety and meat is included, Our favorite dinner idea with the salad spinner is to have an all-you-eat salad night with three different types of salads.
Salad #1: Tomato/ Cucumber Salad
2 large tomatoes
Ranch salad dressing
Place all three ingredients in the strainer (which is inside the bowl) with the salad dressing on top. Seal the bowl with top of the spinner and and spin about eight minutes.
Salad #2: Taco Salad
Cooked ground beef
Place the ingredients in the bowl and spin! We used the tortilla chips that are shaped like small bowls and simply scooped the salad mixture into the bowls.
Salad #3: Margarita Fruit Salad
Margarita drink mix (for an adults only version, add tequilla as well)
Spin the salad!
Benefits of Using Cave Tools
While there are other types of salad spinners on the market, I recommend the Cave Tools for the following reasons:
- High-Quality Products
- Awesome Customer Service
- Fast Shipping
- Product Guarantee
- Great Prices
Have you ever used a salad spinner? What are your family’s favorite salad recipes?