Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar is perfect for just about anyone. Whether you love to meal prep, or simply bring your lunch with you where you go, like work. I have tried meal prepping on Sundays, but I only have so many large Tupperware containers. Plus, I have also had my fair share of dressings spilling into my lunch bag.

 Looking for a solution and a better way to pack a salad for lunch
, I came across “salads in a jar”.. I have a handful of 24 oz. Mason Jars at home, so I figured I would give it a try. For some reason, I didn’t think the salad would be sufficient enough…. let me tell you. It filled an entire paper plate, I had a mountain of salad for lunch. I wasn’t going to complain about that. I also love the idea of “salad in a jar” because the mason jar is so much more compact than a large Tupperware. This way, I can also fit my breakfast (this morning I had these oats), and the snacks I pack as well. Let’s take a look into the anatomy of a “salad in a jar”

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I started with 2 tbsp of dressing. Personally, I used a balsamic vinaigrette.

Next, I threw in my “harder” veggies if that makes sense. What I mean by that is, your broccoli, your carrots, your cauliflower, your celery, etc.

On top of that, I threw in my “softer” veggies. What I mean by that is, your cucumbers, your tomatoes, your avocado, etc.

Once I had all of my veggie toppings, you can throw in non-veggie toppings. By this I mean your meats, beans, cheeses, etc.

Then, stuff your jar with your choice of greens.

My current jar, that I am eating for lunch as I type this post, is layered like this (Bottom –> Top)

Balsamic, Broccoli, Celery, Carrot, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, Romaine Lettuce

Truly, the amount of any veggie, or non-veggie topping depends on your liking. I like my salad to be all equal parts lettuce and toppings, so I tend to fill up my jar about half way with my toppings. I bet now you’re thinking “Ok, stop rambling and just tell me how to eat this”.. Simply pour your jar onto a plate. That way, you’ve got your lettuce on the bottom, and all your toppings on top! The dressing disperses itself nicely among your salad as you’re pouring it out.

Enjoy your Salad in a Jar, and please share your variations of this! Happy lunching!

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