Prep Before You Meal Prep
Before you can meal prep your week of salads, make sure you're prepared to begin. I have my clean containers ready to go on the counter next to my cutting board, knife, food processor (which I use to slice red cabbage and shred carrots), compost bowl, and my computer so I can watch YouTube videos while I chop.
Make sure to go food shopping beforehand, and set aside an hour or two to prep. The salads take under an hour, but you can also prep other things like cooked rice, beans, chopped veggies for dinners later in the week, and a big pot of soup.