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Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas: Kale Caesar Salad +Strawberry Mango Smoothie

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The weather has been so gorgeous these past couple of weeks! I’m daring to believe it is actually, for real, truly shorts and flip-flop season. Hmm. That would also mean it is also actually, for real, truly time to shed just a few pesky pounds: it’s salad and smoothie season.

Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas: Kale Ceaser Salad +Strawberry Mango Smoothie

I love eating healthy salad any time, but with all of our moving busyness I just haven’t taken time to create as many as usual.  Right now at Walmart (until 5/17), elevAte Organic Salad is on roll back—what perfect timing!

elevAte Kale Caesar Salad

elevAte Salad Mix

Ready Made Kale Caesar Salad Mix

elevAte salads are portable super foods. They’re non-GMO verified, gluten free and (except power grains) less than 300 calories. And besting that: they are convenient! Clean eating, simplified. You can buy enough salads for the whole week. How’s that for easy menu planning? Now there’s no excuse for not eating well!

Best Ready Made Salad Kit

There’s no other salad on the market that offers everything elevAte does. Since there are eight flavor combos, you won’t get bored eating a plain, old lettuce salad. There are ancient grains, plant-based proteins, nutrient-dense greens, nuts, legumes, and seeds. That means all kinds of vitamins, antioxidants and omegas. Don’t you feel virtuous just thinking about all that delicious salad?

Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas

I especially liked the Kale Caesar Salad I just tried.  Chicken, lentils, pepitas, cranberries and a few other pieces of yum are very tasty with the Caesar vinaigrette. And they never use antibiotics in their chicken so that’s a plus, too.

Easy Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie Ingredients

As for smoothies, this strawberry-mango-banana version totally satisfies.


Easy Kale Salad

elevAte Salad Mix at Walmart

Find elevAte salads in the Walmart produce department, right next to the bagged salads and lettuce.

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy Smoothie Ideas


  • Author: Stephanie Keeping @ Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 1 banana
  • 1 mango
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 T honey
  • handful of ice (if using fresh fruit)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


  • Calories: 448
  • Sugar: 78
  • Sodium: 100
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 97
  • Protein: 11
  • Cholesterol: 18

Find me in front of the mirror. Think: salad and smoothies and a slender summer. I feel great. I think my cheekbones are more prominent already. 🙂

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ElevĀte. The opinions and text are all mine.

Looking for another amazing strawberry recipe? Check out this Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.