Blog, Inside My Lunchbox, Main Dish, Recipes, Salads

Inside My Lunchbox #9 + Kale Salad Recipe


5.0 from 1 reviews
Kale Salad With Broccoli Slaw, Dried Cherries, & Sunflower Seeds)
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 12 oz bag of broccoli slaw
  • 5 oz of kale, chopped
  • ½ cup of dried cherries
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • 12 oz of cooked chopped ingredients
  • dressing of choice (I love honey mustard or balsamic vinaigrette with this)
  1. Combine all ingredients and enjoy!


I got a salad just like this at Trader Joe’s last week. I loved it sooo much I’ve been eating this since Saturday. The crunchiness of the broccoli slaw and crunchy sunflower seeds makes this fun to eat. It is also extremely easy to prepare. You have two options here, you can combine the kale, broccoli slaw and cherries in a container in the fridge and add the chicken and seeds before serving OR you can just keep everything together in the fridge and toss the ingredients in plasticware the night before or morning of. 

For the chicken in this recipe, I am just using my baked chicken recipe (that doesn’t make me gag) that I posted a few months ago. We ALWAYS have this in our fridge. Not even sometimes, really. Either myself or Mr. Fitness cooks two huge packs of chicken for the week or I do. I eat about 1/8th of it and he eats the rest. It freezes well or keeps in the fridge all week. Do yourself a favor and chop the chicken all at once ahead of time. 

Also, I used baby kale in this dish. Baby kale is great because it isn’t as bitter but really it was also the only organic kale I could find at the store. Regular kale works just the same. 

Okay, here’s the thing about this week… my breakfast is just as fabulous as my lunch. It has been months since I have eaten anything but oatmeal. The oatmeal era has come to and end with little flavorful breakfast sandwich of goodness:



This beaut is guacamole, a hardboiled egg, a slice of a fresh garden tomato (thanks Vicki!), salt and pepper on a Trader Joe’s Tortilla. In the words of my best friend, Elizabeth… Eeeeeeeeeeep! During the weekend I used a fried egg, but for work I hardboiled a few ahead of time. I just use store-bought guacamole, which is what I always use. Read the ingredient list when choosing one. I also toast the corn tortilla. They are conveniently small enough to put in the toaster. If you are eating this at work, a microwave will work too, just read the preparation instructions on the package. 

Are you jealous by how perfectly my eggs are sliced? Well, don’t be. This week in my newsletter I will have the details of how you can win a Pampered Chef egg slicer. It looks like this:



You’re welcome.
Just make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to find out how. 

Other goodness that can be found in my lunchbox this week:

  • Green juice (duh)
  • Kind Bar, Madagascar Vanilla Flavor (my new favorite!)
  • Grapefruit
  • Unsalted and roasted almonds

If it seems like I am eating less this week, its probably because I am. I just haven’t been extremely hungry and I’ve also been eating a lot of ice cream at night which I plan on doing this week as well. Soft-serve twist in a cone with rainbow sprinkles, you know the drill. But mostly, my workouts have either been non-existent or moderate intensity. I have been trying to get more sleep vs. exercise these days which I will get into in the upcoming posts. 

Tell me, what’s in your lunchbox? AND what would you like to see in mine? 


  • I like your breakfast tortilla! (and yes, I am jealous of your egg slicing!).

    The chicken looks good – my BF and I need to get into the habit of prepping more meals on the weekends rather than leaving it up to whatever our energy levels dictate for us at the end of the day.

  • […] you see in my lunchbox works great in theory, but sometimes I just not in the mood for that. It’s packed and ready […]

  • […] Ingredients to make the kale salad that I ate all last week. I love it. It is very easy to toss together in the […]


Write a comment

Rate this recipe: