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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Sistema salads are the future!

One of my lunchtime salads - Loved by Lizzi

One of the biggest changes I've made to my diet recently is giving up the baguette and crisps and swapping it for a bowl of salad and a yogurt.

At first, I thought I won't last a week, but a fortnight into changing I noticed I was really enjoying lunch, not feeling stuffed afterwards and not snacking later in the afternoon!

We have a restaurant at work and a baguette with crisps would normally be about £3 a day, unfortunately their salad and yogurt had increased my spend to £5 a day, an extra cost I was not happy about.  I'd notice that a few of my colleagues bring their own lunch in, something I've never really done, so I thought I would give it a go.

As you know, I don't like to be the same as everyone else, plus I can be a little fussy about my salads, especially about things going soggy.  So how was I going to look after my croutons, or my eggs etc if it was all mixed up with the dressing?

I got the answer from the Sistema range.  They don't appear to have their own website, but I know you can buy them in Tescos, Waitrose, Amazon and John Lewis to name a few.

My photo above gives you an indication of how it works, there is a large compartment for all your lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber - I also like to add olives, and sometimes spring onions.  In that section you can also add your meat like chicken, parma ham or tuna.  

And then the top section works in three ways; you have two separate sections to keep items like croutons or cheese free from any water in your greens.  The little circular jar in the middle is where you put your dressing and then the best bit is that you knife and fork fits directly underneath so that you always have them with you!

Top tips

  1. Make your salads at the time of cooking your dinner, saves time and you can easily pop it into the fridge
  2. Keep the container upright - i've noticed that it can sometimes leak (just a little) and you don't want that over your bag etc!
  3. Have a napkin with you - you will need to wipe your knife and fork before use, as they get covered in any juice from your salad.


You'll be the envy of the office with your fabulous salads, one of my colleagues has already purchased his own Sistema salad bowl!