So, I've been buying salad-in-a-bag at the grocery and am frankly appalled at the price. I know that I'm currently going through the "used to buy at the Commissary but must now shop commercially" phase - but it's ugly! Seriously - I'm spending at least a third more on groceries and, I'm sure it's no surprise to everyone else, shopping healthy is freaking expensive!
That being said, I decided to take matters into my own two (non-cooking) hands and buy actual greens, chop them up and put them in little containers for lunch. Sounds pretty easy, but in fact, today - when I took a big bite of my own handiwork - I was supremely disappointed.
I received a mouthful of grit. And this is AFTER I had washed the damn bunch of greens the night before! I mean, I washed, I spun, I wrung, I chopped, I carefully packaged an entire bunch of greens into five individual containers and went to bed feeling quite self-satisfied. ONLY to be disappointed the next day with a nice big bite of grit. And lest you think me faint-hearted, I took several bites. Grit-filled, every one.
It was nearly enough to send me speeding to the nearest fast-food place but thankfully I work in an area of town that precludes those type of establishments. Instead, I sucked it up and ate my tuna salad on crackers. Crackers that probably won't do my waist-line any good but at least aren't equal in calories to the burger and fries I immediately craved in a moment of frustration.
So, what can I do? How do I guarantee "grit-free" greens?!? All suggestions are welcome! Kai Thks!