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Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kits Support Healthy Aging

Check out these Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kits. They are a convenient option to incorporate more vegetables and variety into your diet.

This article specifically focuses on salad kits that contain foods that fight Inflammation.

Chronic Inflammation has been linked to Chronic Disease. These Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kits contain nutrients that reduce Inflammation and support Healthy Aging!

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s response to physical stress or injury. It can appear as pain, swelling, redness, or bruising.

While Acute Inflammation is a normal and healthy response for the body, Chronic Inflammation is not. 

Processed Foods & Inflammation

Processed foods alter the bacteria that live in our gut.  This in turn triggers an altered immune response. 

Over time, this different response leads to Chronic Inflammation. Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Dementia have been linked to Chronic Inflammation.

What Foods contribute to Chronic Inflammation?

  • Added Sugar (Cakes, cookies, coffee drinks, soda, candy)
  • Trans Fat containing foods (fast food, fried foods, donuts, commercial baked goods, stick margarine)
  • Refined Carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, white rice, many breakfast cereals)
  • Excessive Alcohol (>1 drink per day for Women; >2 drinks per day for Men)
  • Ultra-Processed Foods (hot dogs, chicken nuggets, packaged soups, chips and snack crackers)
Foods that Cause Inflammation by Kate Piper

Foods that Fight Inflammation

The foods below are allies in Chronic Disease prevention. It is no surprise that fruits and vegetables make this list!

Look for some of these ingredients when purchasing an Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kit. Or add them to your favorite salads!

  • Leafy Greens (Spinach, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage)
  • Fruits (Strawberries, Blueberries, Oranges, Cherries)
  • Fatty Fish (Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, and Sardines)
  • Vegetables (Tomatoes, Broccoli, Peppers, Mushrooms, Avocados)
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Check out this previous Age-Defying Dietitian Blog Post for an Anti-Aging 7 Day Meal Plan. It includes a week of breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Portion sizes are included too!

Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kits

Below are a few of my favorite Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kits. These products are packed with Nutrients! They’re a quick and easy way to add vegetables and variety to your diet!

Southwestern Chopped Salad from Trader Joe’s

Check out this quick and easy Trader Joe’s Southwestern Chopped Salad Kit. It contains several nutrients that fight Inflammation!

Green cabbage and romaine lettuce are mixed with carrots, radishes, cilantro and green onion. This prepackaged mix also includes pepitas, tortilla strips, Cotija cheese, and a spicy avocado dressing.

Trader Joe SW Salad
Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad

Add this Anti-Inflammatory Salad to your next Taco Tuesday! The Plate Method is an effective way to practice portion control. Fill up half your plate with this salad alongside your Tacos.

Make this salad your main Entree. Slice up some tomato and/or avocado to add some additional Anti-Inflammatory ingredients.

Top with diced chicken or a lean ground beef for added Protein. Add additional Protein and extra Fiber with a meatless alternative like beans!

Southwestern Salad topped with Chicken and Beans
Southwestern Salad with Chicken & Black Beans

Asian Salad from Taylor Farms

Up next is this Taylor Farms Asian Salad. Savoy cabbage and green cabbage’s nutrients make this kit an Anti-Inflammatory Salad.

This tasty concoction also includes carrots, celery, and green onion. Top these veggies off with the included crispy wontons, toasted almonds, and sesame dressing.

Taylor Farms Bagged Asian Salad Kit
Taylor Farms Asian Chopped Kit

Add protein and increase this salad kit’s Anti-Inflammatory properties by topping it with grilled salmon. Mandarin Oranges can also be added for some vibrant color and sweetness!

Asian Salad with dressing on the side


Dill Pickle Chopped Salad Kit from Good & Gather

Good & Gather had me at Dill Pickle! This Dill Pickle Chopped Salad Kit from Good & Gather is just as the bag says – Dill-licious!

This Anti-Inflammatory Salad is loaded with nutrient-rich leafy greens (kale, green leaf lettuce, red and green cabbages). Pile on the shredded cauliflower, radishes, and dill pickle brioche croutons. Then top with the dill pickle ranch dressing.

Anti-Inflammatory Good & Gather Salad Kit
Dill Pickle Chopped Salad Kit

Check out the recipe for a Dill Pickle Burger Bowl on the back of the package. It calls for seasoned ground beef or a plant-based ground meat alternative. Mix up the week with this unique and tasty meal!

Dill Pickle Salad
Dill Pickle Chopped Salad

Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit from Fresh Express

This Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit from Fresh Express is another Anti-Inflammatory Salad Kit option.

It includes several Anti-Inflammatory ingredients – kale, romaine lettuce, cabbage, edamame, roasted sunflower seeds and toasted quinoa. This nutritious salad is then topped with a delicious sweet onion dressing.

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Kit
Sunflower Crisp Salad Kit

This kit already provides 7 grams of Protein from the edamame, sunflower seeds, and toasted quinoa.

Add grilled chicken or tofu to make it your main meal. Blueberries add a twist and additional Anti-Inflammatory properties!

Takeaways

Salad kits can be a convenient option to add nutritious foods to your diet. They also allow you to try new foods and increase variety in your diet!

These salads range in Calories from 150-200 per cup. Omit some of the salad toppers or switch out dressings to lower the Calorie content.

Check out the Age-Defying Dietitian’s Blog for additional information on Healthy Aging.

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