My husband is going to love this idea! No, not because he loves salads, because he doesn't and he would never choose to have a salad if given a choice. He's going to love this idea because *I love salads and now I'll be eating salads every day for lunch and will be less likely to serve him a salad with his entree at dinner time. Heh.
Of course the main idea is to get all those great, healthy vegetables in each day, but it's also possible to add protein rich foods like eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, shrimp, etc. Leftover grains like rice or pasta can find their way in there too.
I'm late on this particular bandwagon apparently. I haven't yet unearthed the original source of this great idea, but it seems to have become popular with the health conscious or dieting crowd that must "brown bag it" during the work week.
I'm just looking forward to being able to pull a healthy, complete lunch from the fridge thereby resisting the temptation to grab something less appealing and less nutritious but "fast and easy". I may not work outside the home but I am always busy with one thing or another. Stopping an interesting project to make a good lunch for just one person can be such a bother.