Fresh Express 30 Swap Challenge

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Fresh Express

I love to eat, I admit it. I love salad too so I try to get a good salad when we go out to eat. But at home, I just get the basic salad or eat the stuff I’m not supposed to.

So when offered to receive some coupons for Fresh Express and share with my friends, how could I resist? I checked out the Fresh Express 30 Day Swap and so they had so many salads I wanted to make. But I choose to make a Bacon Cheeseburger Salad. So instead of indulging in a juicy bacon cheeseburger, I made a healthy Bacon Cheeseburger Salad.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
A Bacon Cheeseburger has 1000 calories
A Bacon Cheeseburger Salad has 420 calories

Here is what you need to make this delicious salad.

1 package Fresh Express Italian, roughly chopped

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 onion, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup dill pickles, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup bacon bits

Dressing – 1/4 cup of your favorite reduced Thousand Island Dressing

1. To make the burger balls combine ground beef, minced onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Then using a teaspoon, form mini balls, set aside.
2. Over medium heat add the olive oil to a large skillet sauté pan. Then working in batches, carefully place the burger balls in the sauté pan. Cook each side approximately 1-5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Make sure to carefully turn the balls so that are heated throughout. Once all the balls are cooked, place them on a plate and top with cheddar cheese. ( Make sure to add the cheese while the burger balls are hot so it will melt.)
3.In a large bowl, add the romaine, pickles, tomatoes and dressing. Mix well. Place salad on 4 separate plates and then top each plate with 4 burger balls. Then garnish with green onion and bacon bits.

Fresh Express 30 Day Swap

Let me tell you it was delicious! I had invited a few friends over to try it and they all agreed how good it was!


If you’re wanting to eat healthier but not sacrifice flavor, check out the Fresh Express 30 Day Salad Swap. It’s all about: eating smarter, eating better. Feeling better, too.

And you’re going to love Fresh Express’ unrivaled selection of fresh salad mixes, complete salad-making Kits with dressings and toppings, and wholesome organic products. Because they’re the just the tools you need to make delicious, nutritious meals for you and your family.

The Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap lets you recreate the flavors of your favorite higher calorie foods, like cheesy pizza and creamy pasta, in lower calorie salads. Swap one meal a day for a month and you’ll not only feel better, you’ll earn money-saving coupons along the way. Watch the video to find out how to get started.

 30 Day swap

 Facts about Fresh Express:

Fresh Express salads are thoroughly washed, rinsed, and gently dried, then sealed in patented “Keep-Crisp®” breathable bags to keep their just-picked freshness, without preservatives.

• Fresh Express has a wide variety of products, including refreshing mixes and ready-to-eat kits. They also have a special USDA-Certified Organic line.

• Fresh Express salad mixes can vary in price, depending on the retailer, but typically cost between $2-$4 per bag


A little history on Fresh Express:

Fresh Express is the market leader in delivering great-tasting, nutritious, fresh products to health-conscious people like you. They’ve been doing it since the 1920s, when they started packing and shipping fresh iceberg lettuce from California’s bountiful Salinas Valley to all of America. Over the years, their produce caused people’s hunger for fresh, healthy salads to grow, and in 1989, Fresh Express fed that hunger by producing the very first ready-to-eat packaged Garden Salad. This pioneering, innovative effort is responsible for “greening up” dinner tables nationwide. Their ongoing dedication to freshness, quality, and creative culinary combinations has made them one of the most popular salad brands in the U.S.


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  1. Love the idea of Swapping a Salad for an unhealthier meal. I checked out some of the recipes and I want to try the Grilled Cheese Salad for a swap. Yours looks delicious by the way!

  2. I don’t eat salads too often, but that looks amazing!

  3. Yum this looks really good! We have been eating a lot more salads this year!!

  4. It sounds very tasty, lots of flavor

  5. I really like the Salad Swap app. It has some great alternatives.

  6. That sounds delicious! I have a salad with dinner just about every night but nothing that fancy!

  7. love these and the baby spinach they carry is great too

  8. This looks really good! I personally am a salad lover too! I could eat salad everyday if I was able to afford the ingredients for it all the time. There are so many ways to make a salad delicious! Thanks for sharing about these Fresh Express options.

  9. This salad looks tasty! I’ll have to try it sometime.

  10. That looks great, I’m not a huge salad eater but I always buy their spinach.

  11. What a great swap. I usually hate salads, but that one looks so delicious I think I could handle it.

  12. Great challenge, especially for someone like me who has to drop some pounds to get in my summer clothes.

  13. That salad looks really delicious!

  14. That Salad looks amazing. I need to do this challenge and start with this salad.

  15. A difference of 580 calories?That’s huge!

  16. Ok, I’m interested!! I’m going to try the challenge.

  17. This one sounds really good – I think I’d like it. I made the Creamy Pasta one instead of Chicken Alfredo and my family loved it.

  18. What a great way to up the protein in a salad. My boyfriend would LOVE this!

  19. I love salads! I’m also starting counting calories today, so this is perfect!

  20. This sounds good except for the tomatoes and thousand island dressing. I’m going to give a cheeseburger salad a try

  21. Bacon cheeseburger salad – um, yes please. Sounds delicious.