Meet our unbe-leaf-able fall/winter salads, featuring seasonal ingredients that highlight the harvest — bursting with flavor, color, texture and toppings! Evergreens is dedicated to seasonal sourcing, which gives you the freshest, most nutrient-dense versions of foods — the way nature wanted ya to have ’em.
1. Beauty and the Beet: Romaine, Mixed Greens, Tangerines, Cucumbers, Pickled Beets, Almonds, Feta, Black Pepper with Citrus Marmalade Dressing
Fun Facts: The Beauty of Beets!
- They’re cleansers that detox blood
- They make your body more alkaline and anti-disease
- They reduce inflammation
- They lower blood pressure, protecting your heart
2. Apple Bottom Greens: Romaine, Kale, Walnuts, Apples, Gorgonzola, Dried Cranberries, Celery, Apple Chips with Cider Dressing
Fun Facts: How bout them apples!
- While apples grow year-round, peak season is in fall and early winter
- Apples are the largest agricultural product grown in WA State
- They are full of soluble fiber, low in calories, and rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C
3. Off the Hook: Romaine, Arugula, Green Olives, Grape Tomatoes, House Pickles, Marinated Albacore Tuna, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Hard Boiled Egg with Dijon Balsamic Dressing
Fun Facts: Don’t get in a (health) pickle!
- Pickled foods are great for your digestive system
- They contain bacteria that help your body better process food, absorb nutrients, and offset the impact of bad bacteria
- Plus, this salad has over 20g of protein
4. The Fast and the Curry-ous: Spinach, Napa Cabbage, Quinoa, Carrots, Garbanzo Beans, Pepitas, Grapes with Curried Yogurt Dressing
Fun Facts: Plant the seed of knowledge!
- Pepitas, the “little seed of squash”, don’t have a shell and are found in select pumpkin varieties
- They’re a natural source of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids
- Crunch down! Carrots have beta carotene for boosting eye health
“It’s nice that Evergreens, the locally grown, booming fast-salad concept, lets you choose from a salad, a wrap or a grain bowl–and really, they’re all quite healthy.” — Seattle Magazine, November 2017
Q&A with Minted Method on Food, Fashion and Family
This style maven and busy entrepreneur brings the cool factor to Momhood
As a mom-on-the-go, Sasha Johnson is not only a busy #ladyboss, running a hip online baby boutique — MintedMethod.com, she is also a wife and mom to a little toddler, who’s just as busy as his mompreneur. Sasha shares how she balances her worlds, and incorporates healthy eating with her family.
What inspired you to launch your hip, online baby boutique – Minted Method?
I was first inspired when my son was less than a month old. The whole time I was pregnant I was having a hard time finding modern and stylish clothing for kids in the US. Other countries like Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands had some great brands. I wanted to make these more accessible to US customers, and with my previous job experience at Nordstrom Corporate Buying Office I knew I could start my own shop.
As a busy career mom, what are you tips to a healthy work/life balance?
I think finding that routine is key. Family time needs to be family time. With social media and emails it can be hard to unplug, but I like to put my phone on the charger in another room when I want to spend some time with my family. This may mean I am up working late into the night, but I overall feel like that is worth it to make sure I make time for the important things.
Mealtime can be tricky with kids, how do you encourage healthy eating with your little one?
It can be very tricky! I started by getting a cookbook for making your own healthy baby food and he ate almost everything, and then when it was time for solids I would give him what I was eating. This helped me to eat healthy also. Kids will still be kids and some days he doesn’t want what I’m having, but for the most part Eli eats what I am eating!
What are your favorite things to cook for your family and why?
Right after having our baby we were struggling with cooking as it wasn’t very easy when both parents are tired, so we signed up for a healthy dinner cooking kit service. This taught my husband and I how to cook well and how many healthy options are out there. Some of our go-to dishes are:
- Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack Cheese
- Fish Tacos with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Cabbage Slaw
- Pan-Seared Chicken with Yukon Potatoes, Green Beans, and Creamy Dill Sauce
- Steak Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Rosemary-Garlic Vinaigrette
What is you and your son’s favorite Evergreens salad and why?
My favorite is the El Sombrero add extra Jalapenos and Grilled Chicken. I love this salad so much. I love spicy food and it’s great to have a yummy salad that is also spicy. Eli likes the Kale Caesar, no Jalapenos, add Grilled Chicken or El Sombrero, no Jalapenos, add Grilled Chicken! I’m excited to let him try The Super Bowl next, he’s a big fan of Quinoa.
“Each salad on the menu is available in a bowl for those that have time to sit and eat a proper meal, or a wrap for folks on the move.” — 425 Magazine, November 2017
Q&A with the Female Force Behind “Taste of Health”
Nutritionist, Jessica Biber shares her “No. Sad. Salads” philosophy and dives into her healthy habits
As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Jessica Biber, founder of Taste of Health, makes meal planning sustainable, enjoyable, and a natural part of busy lives for young professionals. Jessica believes happiness stems from eating good — and eating good, doesn’t mean only bland, diet food — it’s about whole foods, and making healthy versions of the things you love.
What inspired you to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner?
When I saw what a difference the right foods could make for people — in their energy, their moods, their cravings, and even in chronic conditions that they thought were just part of life, that inspired me to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When I learned how nutrition could help balance and heal a body from the inside out, it was game changing. I knew from then on that I couldn’t NOT share it with others.
I often say that food is a small thing, but it impacts the big things. When people get the food part right, they’re able to get out of bed in the morning feeling their best for their relationships, careers and important work in the world. I love inspiring that renewed sense of energy, confidence, and happiness!
What do you love most about what you do?
Ah! So many things. My favorite part is seeing things really click for people. The way their eyes light up when they realize that healthy eating can be easier than they thought possible. The moment they see that there’s a healthier way to make all the foods they love. The relief and freedom they feel when they let go of fad diets once and for all. The excitement they experience when they discover so much newfound energy and fullness, and get rid of symptoms they’ve been bothered by for years.
The most amazing thing about working with clients is really getting to picture who they are at their healthiest, from the very first time you talk to them. I love watching all the pieces come together — seeing them turn into that person before your very eyes, and recognizing when they start seeing themselves in that light. I love seeing how much bigger and fuller and happier their lives become when they feel their best.
What is your wellness philosophy?
My wellness philosophy is that healthy eating really can become an easy, natural and enjoyable part of our lives. That true nourishment exists in the space between all the extremes and fad diets; that it’s really about whole foods and a way of eating that’s sustainable for a lifetime. That our bodies are talking to us all the time, and symptoms like energy crashes, brain fog, and indigestion, are really just opportunities to bring our bodies into balance. That food is always in the background of our lives, so it’s worth investing in getting that part right because it impacts the others.
On your blog, you talk about “no. sad. salads.” — tell us more about that philosophy.
When many people picture health food, they picture boring salads with flavorless romaine, boiled chicken, and broccoli — things that people don’t really want to eat. But that’s completely opposite of what I’ve found to be possible with salads, and nutrition in general. I love to incorporate a variety of flavors, textures and colors into salads and all healthy meals. Salads, when done right, should fill you up, look beautiful, and make you excited to eat. So that’s where I adopted this philosophy on my blog of “no. sad. salads.” — meaning let’s create salads and healthy food that is delicious, flavorful, and something to forward to eating. It’s something I’ve seen Evergreens incorporate into all their salads, from their ingredients to their playful names. And I believe it’s the best way to create healthy habits that stick for life.
With the fall season here, what are your favorite fall harvest eats and why?
Right now, I’ve been all about apples and pumpkins, all the time! There’s just something about enjoying seasonal recipes that makes it feel like you’re really savoring each season. I’ve been making healthy versions of apple crumbles, apple cinnamon muffins and pumpkin spice pancakes. And I’m really loving Evergreens’ Apple Bottom Greens salad — it’s the perfect bite of fall in a bowl!
What is your favorite Evergreens salad and why?
I am a big fan of the Evergreens Cobb Your Enthusiasm salad. I love it because it’s full of healthy fats like avocado, plus protein from hardboiled egg, bacon and chicken. It’s the ultimate power salad that keeps me full and energized all afternoon.