Create a week’s worth of lunches in under 30 minutes that are tasty and easy to make.
This week I took some time and did some meal prepping made some delicious salads in jars for the week. I find about 10:00 am to 11:00 am, I can get famished and the last thing I want to do is binge eat or have something that is not healthy.
Meal Prepping Salads in Jars
It’s these time when it is easy to cheat or get off track. Having something ready made and healthy with a scoop of protein makes all the difference. I decide what I am going to prepare on Sunday or Monday and I add the ingredients to my shopping order.
Start with a Wide Mouth Pint or Quart Jar. I prefer Quart. Wash and Dry all pieces before you start. It is all in the way your layer your salad that determines how fresh it will stay.
How to Create Your Salads in Jars (Wet to Dry)
- Dressing (optional, you can add later)
- Hard Veggies (less absorbent)
- Soft Veggies
- Cheese and meats
- Toppings, seeds, fruits
- Green Leafy Lettuce
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Cucumbers about 1/3 cucumber
- 1/4 Cup Orange or Green Bell Pepper about 1/4 bell pepper
- 1/4 Cup Broccoli or Cauliflower
- 1/8 Cup Chopped Onions Green, White or Red
- 1/8 Cup Sliced Olives
- 1/8 Cup Dried Cranberries Or Apples
- 1/2 Cup Cooked Chopped Chicken I use the Instant Pot and cook for 12 minutes and then release steam
- 1/8 Cup Feta Cheese or your favorite
- 1/8 Cup Seeds Sunflower or Pecans
- 1 Cup Green Lettuce Your Favorite
Layer as shown above in a clean washed jar. Add dressing to bottom of the jar, or at time of serving. Jars should last 5 - 7 days.
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These are the jars I used to make these salads:
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