Salad in a Jar

Jar salads are fun, affordable, and healthy! Remember to keep the wet ingredients on the bottom and work your way up to keep the lettuce from wilting.

How to Pack a Salad in a Jar
  1. Start with the dressing as the base layer,.
  2. Then add: grains, beans or lentils, and harder vegetables like cooked beets, and carrots.
  3. Next, add proteins like cottage cheese, canned tuna, or chicken.
  4. Then add more delicate vegetables and fruits like tomatoes and grapes, or strawberries.
  5. Finally, add in greens like romaine, greens mix. Adding the greens last will keep them from getting soggy.
  • When it’s time for lunch, shake the contents of the jar into a bowl and you have a tasty salad with crisp greens. Or just shake up the container and enjoy.
  • With the lid sealed tightly, these salads can last for several days in the fridge — up to five days or so.
  • If you’re making salads with soft ingredients or perishable proteins, like avocados, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, or cooked chicken breast, wait to add those ingredients until the day you plan to eat the salad.

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