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A quick, healthy lunch is always a challenge to prepare and consistently eat. How about trying a salad … in a Mason jar? These quick-and-easy pack glass menageries are perfect portable lunch holders for a busy professional on the go.
Organization is the key to creating a breathtaking Mason jar lunch work of art. Ingredients should be stacked in order to avoid making them soggy. This also helps in preserving – no pun intended! – their shelf life. You can make a whole week’s worth of lunches on Sunday night and enjoy fresh salads all week.
So when you are ready to pack your potent portables, follow these five steps to success: put the dressing at the bottom, layer in the sturdy veggies, add some lean protein, cover that with greens, and end with the delicate ingredients or toppings. When you’re ready to serve, either dump your salad into a bowl or shake and enjoy right from the jar!
Here are my 10 favorite Mason jar salad recipes:
Flowers are not only beautiful, but edible. This salad recipe is as healthy as it is pretty. Vitality is all vegan and so is this salad.
Ay, caramba! This burrito bowl salad will have your taste buds tingling and Maracas shaking. With cheese and beans, this salad packs quite the protein punch.
The summer season offers an opportunity to integrate fabulous fruit into your diet. This salad can be lunch or dessert; your choice.
Viva Italia with this choice. Who doesn’t like spinach and mozzarella? Enjoy this salad with a side of garlic bread and a pinch of salt.
I always enjoy going to Japanese restaurants and ordering soba noodle salad. The tang of vinegar and the taste of salty soy really teases my palate. Now you can enjoy the wonderful salad in your very own Mason jar.
For those of you watching your sugar intake, try this delicious pasta salad recipe. A hint of lemon and creamy avocado dressing will really tantalize your tongue. Plus, it’s another use for that spiralizer that you use to make your delicious zoodles recipes! (No spiralizer? No problem.)
Really pack an antioxidant punch with pomegranates and pears. Fall is right around the corner, and this salad offers a healthy seasonal twist to your lunchbox – or lunch jar.
Strawberry Fields forever. Nothing says summer like a delicious strawberry salad, and strawberries and feta go together so well.
You know what they say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This hearty salad will help you do just that. The crunch of apples and the smooth flavor of pumpkin is a perfect pairing. My mouth is watering already.
Go Greek with this spin on the chickpea. This salad gives you the taste of the island and the many health benefits that go with eating Mediterranean.
All of these recipes make you think outside the box; the lunchbox, that is. These delights offer a unique way to enjoy the traditional salad in a handy way. You might even consider making enough to share with a friend the next time you try them. So bottoms up and forks down as you mix your Mason jar salad.
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