No time for making a healthy lunch or grab a healthy snack ? I get it. Sometimes life gets in the way and taking time to eat something beyond the quick and easy can get pushed aside even though you have sworn to eat healthy and look after yourself. But if all you have to do is unscrew a lid, find a fork, and give a little stir, then there’s no reason to not be eating more salad or healthy snacks. Plus, in the jar, it’s perfectly portable. Not only does the salad last forever (the lettuce literally stays nice and crisp for well over a week), but the prep work is done and you have healthy eating right at your fingertips. Prepping a bunch of these one day and eating on them all week long is the perfect little help you might need to eat well.. Throw it in a lunch box along with a boiled egg and an apple and you have a delicious healthy lunch to go. Done. Start making those lifestyle changes with these easy salads and snacks in a jar. They are here for the long run.
Salad in a jar basics:
- Chop leafy greens of any kind
- Chop additional veggies of any kind — prepped in separate bowls
- Brown rice
- Use any cooked beans — black, kidney, or cannellini
- Chickpeas — roasted and seasoned for flavor
- Cooked chicken or other organic meats
- Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- Dried cranberries or goji berries
- Cooked eggs
- Vinaigrette or dressing of your choice
You get the idea, keep it simple.
Layer your ingredients starting with the dressing on the bottom. This is important, because it’ll help the rest of your ingredients not get soggy while they’re in the fridge waiting to be eaten. After the dressing, put in a layer of greens, and continue layering the rest of the ingredients, finishing with the “toppings” on top.
When you’re done, you should have several colorful jars of healthy, hearty salad ready to grab in the morning. When you’re ready to eat your salad, simply shake it up so that the dressing on the bottom covers the rest of the ingredients.
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Happy Prepping!! Stay Healthy!