If you’re a bride balancing a full-time job and planning your perfect day, thinking about – and sticking to - a healthy diet can be one ball too many to juggle.
Enter BOL ‘s salads and veg pots. The range is packed full of veggie goodness, is low in calories (all under 400 calories) and come in a selection of delicious flavours, inspired by some of the world’s greatest cuisines.
They come in reusable plastic pots with forks as well as a separate container for dressing, making them perfect for the office or eating on the move.
We were sent some to try, here’s our verdict:
What’s in it?: Chickpeas, carrot, courgette, butternut squash and feta with a lemon and sun-dried tomato dressing.
Dania el-Katme, Sales Executive: “I’m a salad-phobe. Say ‘salad’ and I think of wilting leaves - not the most appetising image. So, when I tried the Mediterranean Salad Jar, I was wary but curious. There was barely a leaf in sight; instead delicious veg and feta cheese crowded my fork, covered in gorgeous dressing. It’s the best salad I’ve ever tried.”
What’s in it?: Cooked white quinoa, chargrilled sweetcorn, black beans, cooked black barley and Provola cheese with a jalapeno & lime dressing.
Abha Shah, Features Editor: “Like Dania, I view salads with thinly veiled suspicion. I know they’re good for me, but they never seem to hit the mark. The Mexican Salad Jar has made me a salad convert. The quinoa, beans and cheese help you power through the afternoon, and the dressing is my idea of perfection. Loved it. All salads should take a leaf out of BOL’s book.”
What’s in it?: Spinach, Cauliflower, Red lentils, Black Beluga® Lentils and Coconut in a Sri Lankan style Sambar sauce
Vikas Rattu, Fashion Editor: “As a vegan, finding a filling lunch or dinner option was a daily headache. Not anymore. This veg pot is delicious and the only thing that stops it from being perfect for me is the spice level – it’s nowhere near as hot as I’d like. But I’d definitely stock up on the vegan pots for the week, they’re simple, filling and fuss-free.”
The other flavours: Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli (324cal), Jamaican Jerk Curry (311cal), Thai Coconut Curry (265cal)
Japanese Salad Jar (311cal), Super Green Salad (275cal)
Want to give them a try? You can pick up a BOL (starting from £3) at Tesco and Waitrose, or online at Ocado and Amazon Fresh. See the full stockist list here