Let's be honest, we don't always have time to prep the perfect salad for lunch. Ready Pac Foods® Bistro® Bowl Salads have been my go-to lunch for the last couple years, and I loved learning more about the history of the brand!
This year, I've been growing more and more interested in the path of our food from origin to plate, along with the company values behind what we eat and drink. I've spent the last few years working on my body confidence and how I treat my body mentally. I speak about it with kindness and I exercise. The final part of my journey? Fueling my body with strengthening and balancing food and drink. With the crazy schedule we've had over the last few years, this has 100% been the hardest part for me. Let's be honest, healthy food prep takes time!
I've been an Albertsons' shopper forever. They carry great brands at killer price points and their customer service is amazing (pro tip: their app is THE BEST). When Albertsons invited me to be part of a special Los Angeles local brands project, including a chance to get to know the Bistro Bowl Innovation Team at Ready Pac Foods, I was honored. I spent two days with the Albertsons' team, visiting a selected group of their Southern California-based brands. I got to see WHERE the products came from, learn the history of each company and yes, even see the factories where their foods are packaged and shipped. And the fact that the Albertsons' team was just as excited as I was? That was the best part. It made me love Albertsons even more. I saw that THEY love supporting family-owned brands, and I love that they want as much information as possible about where products are sourced.
To learn more about local So Cal brands click here!
Behind the Brand: Ready Pac Foods
Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Salads: No joke, Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Salads were my go-to lunch four days a week for years at school (with the exception of Taco Tuesday). These ready to mix and eat salads come in a variety of flavors that are fresh, DELISH and convenient (they even have a fork included). My personal favorite? The Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Santa Fe style salad. Its base is fresh romaine lettuce with chili-lime seasoned chicken breast, it's topped with shredded cheese, and it has the BEST salsa ranch dressing. If you're on the hunt for a great lunch on the go, it's DELISH.
When we visited the Bonduelle Fresh Americas headquarters, where Ready Pac Foods products are produced, we learned a ton about the creation of new Bistro® salad recipes. I loved hearing how they research new flavor combinations and ingredients. Did you know they release special on-trend flavors throughout the year? (We got to taste test this summer's Limited Edition Bistro® Tropical Mango Salad and it's PERFECT for warm weather!) I can't WAIT to see what they release for fall!
If you're on the hunt for easy lunches with minimal prep, Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Salads are the PERFECT solution (you can find them in the produce section and they're DELISH)!