#SaladJam Challenge Starting January 1, 2013


Starting Jan 1st, not only will I start the new year off with a bang by becoming Vegan (again… I know…sigh… more on that later!) but I am joining in on a easy 30 day healthy challenge.


rss feed alex



I am an avid reader and keep a long list of blogs and sites on my Google Reader (RSS Feeder). One of my favorite blogs is Hair Health and Harmony. The fabulous Nicole Melton is the founder. She is starting an easy challenge on January 1st by eating a salad every day for 30 days!




For the month of January, join in on the #saladjam challenge. It’s very easy and a great kick starter to your new year’s diet resolutions.  I decided to pass along a few tools and gadgets you should have before starting the challenge. I also included Nicole’s tips and tools as well.


Alex’s Must-Have Tools For Making Salads

As Seen on TV – Vidalia Chop Wizard

I love this chopper so much so, I even bought Whitney one for Christmas!!  I chop a variety of vegetables such as cucumbers, onions, carrots and bell peppers within seconds.  The consistency of all of the items I chop are perfect! You can find this at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond for $19.99.



Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ Sandwich and Salad Kit

The Salad and Sandwich kits are perfect if you are planning to bring your salads to work or are on-the-go. I have the sandwich kit because I keep my lettuce in a separate bag.  Both kits are a must have and cost $12.99.



salads salad jam bowl


A Large Bowl

From eating or mixing your salads, a large bowl is essential for preparing and serving.  I recommend choosing a mixing bowl since it’s big and can hold large amounts compared to traditional plates and smaller bowls..  Check out your local dollar store, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar for affordable options.


Nicole’s Three Must-Have Salad Prep Tools

1. SALAD SPINNER:  I started using my salad spinner in college and it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools. It makes washing lettuce a breeze and ensures that you don’t end up with soggy lettuce. Art N Cook Salad Spinner, $19.99
2. DEBBIE MEYER GREEN BAGS: These things really work! I was pleasantly surprised the first time I purchased them. My produce lasted up to one full week longer than it did in regular Ziploc bags. Debbie Meyer Green Bags, $9.99
3. A VEGGIE CHOPPER: I’m the queen of kitchen gadgets so I have two slicer/chopper contraptions that make cutting up veggies in bulk super easy! My favorite is the Quick Chopper, which I got at a garage sale for $5! I loved it so much…that I bought another one on Ebay, so now I have two.  There are lots of similar chopper/slicer thingys that you can get at Target, WalMart, wherever. Quick Chopper, $11.69

You can find more about the #saladjam by checking out Nicole’s site.

Make sure you follow and use the hashtag #saladjam. I will be uploading my photos via

I will also post a summary and a few tips of my salads weekly on the site as well.


 So are you in?!

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *