March is National Nutrition Month. It’s the perfect time: two months after New Years Resolutions, one month after failed New Years Resolutions. December holidays always disrupt my healthier habits.
Creative and well-balanced foods are sometimes difficult to find outside of my own kitchen, so I focus on healthy eating at home and save the calories for when I’m out. With National Nutrition Month in mind (and I’m always searching for healthy and easy lunch options), I tried Tossed.
Beginning in New York City during the 1990s, Tossed offers ‘garden fresh’ salads, sandwiches, crepe wraps, soups, and catering. Meals are packaged for take-out in to-go containers and a plastic bag. During my visit I saw business people, conference attendees (the Prudential Center location is conveniently across from Hynes Convention Center), and a few families.
Tossed is set up like many other make-your-own salad establishments: suggested salads are on the menu (such as the southwest blackened chicken salad below), or you can create your own.
The highlight of Tossed is that you can quickly create a healthy and flavorful salad on a lunch break. My pre-designed salad was light on the lettuce and heavy on the protein, so (being a veggie lover) next time I would make my own. Also look out for sugar (the smoothie was very sweet) as well as cheese and carbs outweighing vegetables in sandwich options. There is a lot of healthy lunch competition that would rank higher in taste and freshness, but Tossed should pride itself on convenience: location (if you work near Prudential) and speed were impressive.