Thursday, August 1, 2013

Salads in a Jar

       So I started doing these Mason Jar salads a couple years ago as away to eat healthy and I've been hooked ever since! They are super simple to make, it just takes a bit of prep work but it's totally worth it! You can make just about any kind of salad in These mason jars and they will keep fresh for about 4-6 days. So I usually do these on Saturday and eat them all week long:). 
 Place your desired dressing 1st (As the bottom layer) , Continue to layer by adding a thicker vegetable/protein (Carrots/Chickpeas), Add any other vegetables, Then add meat/protein(Chicken/Legumes), and finish with Lettuce.

***In order for the Lettuce to stay fresh, you have to make sure that it is DRY***

Here are the Ingredients I used: Lettuce Spring Mix, Romaine Lettuce,Tomatoes,Cucumber, Avocados, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Squash, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Black beans, Hard Boiled Eggs, Chicken , Limes.
 Salads I've made and Enjoy:
Fiesta Salad: Lemon infused Pico de Gallo(As dressing), Black Beans, Cilantro Lime chicken, Romaine                            Lettuce.

Chef Salad: Ranch Dressing,Cucumber, Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Ham, Chicken, Hard boiled                             Egg, Cheese, Lettuce.

Caesar Salad: Caesar Dressing, Carrots, Cucumber, Chicken, Parmasean cheese, Romaine Lettuce.

Chicken&Squash Salad: Ranch Dressing, Cooked Squash, carrots, Chicken, Cheese, Romaine Lettuce.


Meg said...

This is a GREAT idea!! I'm loving your blog!

Sara Peterson said...

I have a food saver that has the attachment to vacuum seal jars. This is perfect for that!

mysimplemodestchic said...

Thanks Meg, I'm so glad to hear that! Sara, you're going to have to let me know how long the salads last fresh with doing it with the food saver vacuum!