ICYMI, the Curried Tofu Salad that I made earlier this week is my new absolute favorite. It’s SO fast and easy, incredibly filling yet light, super flavorful, and best of all, very inexpensive. I honestly can’t get enough of it. So of course I made a meal prep out of it! This Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep is actually a variation of a curried chicken salad meal prep box that I bought at a local grocery store recently (yes, even I break down and splurge once in a while, but those splurges always inspire me to make a homemade version). For my version, I switched out the tofu salad for the chicken salad to make it a bit more affordable and balance out the high cost of the nuts and cranberries. :)
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Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep
This Meal Prep Includes:
1 batch Curried Tofu Salad: $3.47
2 oz. mixed greens: $2.00
32 crackers: $0.35
1/2 cup cashews: $0.87
1/4 cup dried cranberries: $0.35
Total Cost: $7.45
Cost Per Meal: $1.87
Leftovers: cashews, dried cranberries, and crackers, all of which are shelf stable. I used about a half container of mixed greens, so you’ll likely have some of that leftover. Use the extra greens to stuff into sandwiches, wraps, or make a side salad for dinner.
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- I find that mixed greens that are purchased in the plastic tub, as opposed to a bag, last FAR longer than any other type of salad green. I have literally had them keep for 3 weeks in my refrigerator without wilting. I don’t know if it’s because they have better air-flow or what, but I highly suggest getting this type of green for your meal prep.
- Using a divided container will also help the greens stay good because it will keep them away from the moisture of the tofu salad. If you do not or can not get divided containers, simply pack the tofu salad in a separate container from the rest to keep everything else dry.
- If you can’t find cashews for a decent price, almonds make a great substitute and are often less expensive.
- To change it up, try getting a seasoned roasted nut!