Salad in a Jar

24 01 2012

Over the last few weeks I have seen this whole salad in a jar idea and I was a bit skeptical. First of all the salad dressing is at the bottom of the jar with all the other salad ingredients layered on top and this scared me a bit. I was defiantly intrigued and had to give it a try. Anything that I can prep on the weekend so that I have lunch all week sounds like a great idea, not to mention it is portable and healthy depending on what you put in it.

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As it turns out this is a great idea and works wonderfully!! I made mine in mason jars since I would be eating at home. I made my husbands in Ziploc plastic containers so that he wouldn’t break the glass jars.

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Start off by placing 1-3 Tbsp. of your favorite dressing at the bottom. Then layer on your salad ingredients making sure that the lettuce doesn’t touch the dressing because it will become not so appetizing. Then store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Everything stayed crisp and all you do is just shake it up and enjoy when you are ready.

For the salads you see above I used carrots, olives, cucumbers, baby corn, mushrooms, bacon on my husbands, and lettuce. I added avocado to mine once I was ready to eat it since avocado browns quickly. But the possibilities are endless and a great way to have a healthy lunch on a busy weekday!

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24 01 2012
kendra

this is a great way to store your BBFC produce as well we prepare as much as possible so dinner prep is easy. a jar of shredded carrots, cabbage, green onions etc makes a quick stir fry. either put it together in 1 jar or have a jar of each ready.

24 01 2012
callie3

Those are both great ideas! I had never thought of that even though it is super simple and makes your prep less during the week. Thanks!

24 01 2012
kendra

we also put pasta sauce at the bottom of a jar, meat or veg then cooked pasta. keeps pasta from soaking up all the liquid

24 01 2012
Kenni Sue

Prepped our chinese chicken salads this way! The chicken sits in the dressing while everything else stays crisp AND they look fun.

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