This is one of the greatest ideas for those of us who get too busy to think about what to eat for lunch! It doesn’t take much more than a half hour to chop some veggies and assemble these for a whole week’s worth of lunches!! It’s definitely worth the time spent and they look beautiful all stacked up in your refrigerator!
Salad in a Jar
(Endless combinations, but here is what I did for mine)
Start with the bottom of the jar:
- Salad Dressing (about 3-4 Tbls.)
- 1/2 c. beans (I did Garbanzo in mine)
- Chopped cucumbers
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped carrots
- Romaine lettuce
- Baby spring greens
Assemble all ingredients in layers. I didn’t put Quinoa in this one, but adding a 1/2 c. of grain will keep you fuller longer and will make a complete protein with your beans, so throw some in there!!
Make sure to screw the lid on tight! If you do it tight enough it should last 5-7 days. If you don’t like grains and beans, you could add some chopped chicken or turkey. If you have a FoodSaver lid attachment you can even suction the lid to the base and it should stay fresher longer! Make sure your lettuce isn’t wet either.
When you are ready to eat, just shake your jar vigorously, and pour into a bowl.
The combinations are endless, so play with it and have fun!!